Bradley hopes INI review will see investment in Coleraine area

Bradley hopes INI review will see investment in Coleraine area

DUP East Londonderry MLA Maurice Bradley hopes that a review of Invest Northern Ireland announced by Economy Minister, Gordon Lyons MLA will have a beneficial outcome for the East Londonderry area.

The review, led by Sir Michael Lyons, will provide an independent assessment of the organisation’s efficiency and effectiveness as well as its capacity to strategically align with, and operationally deliver, the 10X Economic Vision – the Department’s vision for the next decade.

Maurice Bradley said: "The previous leadership of INI under Alastair Hamilton saw the organisation transform from a dithering civil service structure into a nimble machine which was attracting record levels of investment into Northern Ireland.

“In recent years, I feel the organisation had lost that laser focus, I trust this review will allow it to recalibrate.

“I commend the Minister for driving ahead with this fundamental review.

“With massive potential in East Londonderry for new investors, I want INI to be at the top of its game and spreading a message across the globe that East Londonderry and Northern Ireland is open for business and a good place to invest.

“We have many innovative companies who are keen to expand but they need the help and support to do this.

“Coleraine is a university town and we have Northern Ireland’s only Enterprise Zone –  but we need to see the investment arriving.

“People remember the 2017 announcement and they now want to see the jobs coming to fruition.

“I would be hopeful that this review will help acknowledge what we have here within the Coleraine area with a view to more investment in the near future.”

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