Murphy determined to deliver for the North West

Date published: 04 March 2020

Finance Minister, Conor Murphy has held a series of engagements in the North West meeting representatives from Derry City & Strabane District Council, the Londonderry Chamber of Commerce and Ulster University.

Finance Minister Conor Murphy has held engagements in the North West
Finance Minister Conor Murphy has held engagements in the North West

The Minister met with John Kelpie, Chief Executive of Derry City & Strabane District Council and a delegation of businesses including Redmond McFadden the President and Dawn McLaughlin Vice-President of the Chamber of Commerce.

Conor Murphy said: “I am determined to play an active and positive role to help create a strong, regionally balanced and inclusive economy. 

“To achieve that ambition we need to deliver for the North West.

“I have already expressed my support for the City Deal and the Inclusive Futures Fund, which has the potential to unlock over £200m of investment in the region.

“I met with the new interim Vice-Chancellor in his first week in office and discussed the commitment in New Decade, New Approach to expand Magee University to 10,000 students. This project is key to transforming the north west economy.”

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