Fermanagh and Omagh District Council has welcomed confirmation of Growth Deal funding from the UK government.
Prime Minister Boris Johnson launched a new Growth Deal for the Mid, South and West Region of Northern Ireland on a visit to Scotland on Monday as part of a package of funding to help local communities and “ensure no corner of the United Kingdom is left behind”.
The Growth Deal funding will total £300 million across the three regions, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.
The move follows a unique collaboration by all three councils - Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon Borough Council, Fermanagh and Omagh District Council and the Mid Ulster District Council - last year to develop a growth deal proposition for the area in a letter to the then Chancellor, Philip Hammond.
They have pledged to work together to develop a strategic economic plan focused on improving productivity; creating more and better jobs; addressing economic infrastructure; growing investment; supporting business innovation and improving skills.
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