Council welcomes £300m Growth Deal funding from Prime Minister Boris

Connie Duffy


Connie Duffy


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.

Full story in this week's Tyrone Constitution...

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