Bateson welcomes establishment of working group for growth deal.
Sinn Féin Mayor Sean Bateson has welcomed the establishment of a working group for the Causeway Coast and Glens growth deal.
Sean Bateson said:
“A working group for the Causeway Coast and Glens Growth deal was established at last nights Leisure and Development committee.
“A potential £30 to £40 million has been allocated for the Causeway Coast and Glens area.
“The working group will engage with the British Minister for Housing, Communities and Local Government to help develop and transform this region in order to address the regional imbalance.”
A City or Growth Deal is a bespoke package of funding agreed between UK Government and local regions; aimed at helping to harness additional investment, create new jobs and accelerate inclusive economic growth. Specifically Growth Deals are models of economic growth which provide regions with the opportunity to;
– Take charge and responsibility of decisions that affect their area.
– Do what they think is best to help businesses grow.
– Identify priorities for economic growth in the region.
– Decide how funding should be spent to meet those priorities