The North Wales Growth Deal has continued to gather pace this week as up to 130 business employers came together to discuss the plethora of exciting projects.
The conference held at Bangor University on Tuesday was packed to the rafters as business leaders from across all corners of North Wales and further beyond heard what the growth deal had to offer.
Cllr Aaron Shotton – chairman of the Growth Bid - described it as an ‘opportunity of a lifetime’ before eight programmes and twenty four projects were showcased to the audience.
At the beginning of the afternoon it was made clear of the three key aims of the Growth Deal: Smart North Wales, North Wales Connected and North Wales Resilient.
Questions were taken from the floor during the three hour session, and many have left the conference with a clear picture and an exciting new project to get behind to benefit everybody in North Wales.
The proposals would be a catalyst for a total investment of £1.3 billion in the North Wales economy, a return of £3.40 for every pound spent.
It is expected that over 5,000 jobs could be created from the potential investments within the Growth Deal across Technology & Innovation Hubs, Sites & Premises for business, Digital connectivity, Skills, Transport and Business support.