The Dublin Enterprise Zone is located in Dublin, seven kilometres northwest of the city centre, within the administrative area of Fingal County Council.
The Dublin Enterprise Zone is located in Blanchardstown, a suburb of Dublin with a population of 100,000 people. The Dublin Enterprise Zone has grown rapidly in recent years to become a significant national economic asset. The Dublin Enterprise Zone can access a readily available, educated and professionally skills workforce. The flexible can attitude of Irish workers has been recognised throughout the world as a great advantage in business.The Dublin Enterprise Zone workforce is particularly mobile, internationally focussed and highly motivated and the area has a stable industrial relations environment. Ireland ranks first for availability of skilled labour in the world and is No. 15 in terms of overall global competitiveness, according to the IMD World Competitiveness Yearbook 2014.
The same report rates Ireland in third place out of 60 countries for encouraging business development in an Executive Opinion Survey of 4,300 executives across the 60 ranked economies. Ireland's universities have scored highly in a new European ranking system (2014) with most finishing in the top half of the U-Multirank system. Irish colleges and universities have been punching above their weight for years with a burgeoning international reputation for excellence. Within one hours drive, Dublin Enterprise Zone has access to five universities, four Institutes of Technology and the National College of Ireland which, between them, cater for over 90,000 students. The education providers in Dublin and surrounding areas have long established links with industry and work, in co-operation with businesses, to ensure that their skills, knowledge and research and development needs are met. A well developed road and rail system in the Dublin Region enables fast connections from the Dublin Enterprise Zone to all major local, regional and national routes.