The final economic trends survey of 2019 reports on member experiences during October, November and December. The survey asked the thoughts of the Cork business community on Q4 2019, and the outlook for Q1 2020 on business confidence, the operating landscape, skills and for their overall economic perspective. Quality of life for citizens is a key pillar in developing a successful location for investment and skills. To this, arts, culture and placemaking are fundamental, and we explored the role of public art and placemaking as part of our recent survey.