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Agenda item

Media Relations


The Overview and Scrutiny Officer referred Members to the recent prominent articles and news stories relating to the remit of the Economy and Enterprise Overview and Scrutiny Committee (for copy see file of minutes).


The articles included: the next phase of Forrest Park could see the creation of 3,200 jobs and deliver a Gross Value Added (GVA) boost of £495 million over the next twenty years; an investment of nearly £1 million in new machinery at PLG Glass based at Peterlee; the North East returning to the top of UK’s unemployment, having the largest unemployment rate although the unemployment rate has decreased in County Durham as stated in the Quarter 1 performance report ; and a report by manufacturers highlighting the North East manufacturing sector is growing faster than any other region.




That the presentation be noted.



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