Committee To Make Recommendations On Ways To Encourage Regional Growth

COMMITTEE TO MAKE RECOMMENDATIONS ON WAYS TO ENCOURAGE REGIONAL GROWTH

The Jobs Committee will launch a report on ways to encourage employment in regional areas later today.

It follows a series of hearings held last year to discuss the best ways to promote employment, while supporting job retention.

The report includes 15 recommendations: including rate reductions by some local authorities for small independent businesses and free parking – for certain periods – in some towns.

Deputy Marcella Corcoran-Kennedy is the Chair of the Committee.

She outlines how the research came about.

“The retail sector is a very, very important sector in our economy at the moment and they really need support” she said.

“We feel that by implementing some – if not indeed all – of the recommendations, that it will help restore vibrancy to some of the towns and villages that have been experiencing a little bit of a decline in recent years” she added.

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