The Cookstown District is located in the very heart of Northern Ireland and is ideally placed to take advantage of the province's changing circumstances. With its rich and varied environment, excellent communications and transport linkages, young educated labour force, diversified business infrastructure and quality of life, combine to make the Cookstown District an excellent base for industry and offer unrivalled opportunities for companies wishing to expand or relocate their operations within Europe.
The Cookstown District's central location offers easy access to all other parts of Northern Ireland, UK, Europe and beyond. Belfast International Airport (31 miles from Cookstown) is the most technically advanced airport in Ireland and is the principal gateway to the North of Ireland, serving approx 3.7 million passengers a year. Belfast City Airport is also within easy reach (48 miles from Cookstown) and opened its £21 million state of the art terminal in 2001. The Port of Belfast (44 miles from Cookstown) is Ireland's largest ferry port, handling over 60% of Northern Ireland's seaborne trade. The Port offers a regular shipping service link to Great Britain and mainland Europe.
The Cookstown District is essentially a small business economy. A number of large companies are also located here such as: Copeland, Lafarge, Grampian Country Pork, Dromona Quality Foods, etc. This combination serves to offer a strong business base that contributes positively towards the local economy.