McKay calls on Invest NI to change approach to manufacturing
North Antrim Sinn Féin MLA Daithí McKay has called on Invest NI to change their approach in order to support manufacturing.
Speaking following a rally in Ballymena at the weekend Mr McKay said:
“Invest NI does a lot of good work in attracting inward investment to the north but there is a significant challenge that it needs to meet in terms of Ballymena.
“The rally on Saturday highlighted starkly the work that needs to be a priority for Invest NI and the new Economy Minister.
“We in Sinn Féin will continue to support relief for manufacturing but there does need to be a change in the approach that Invest NI have adopted.
“We really need to see a ‘Beyond Belfast’ strategy that secures more inward investment for the likes of Ballymena and areas west of the Bann.
“We should not give up on manufacturing, we have a world class manufacturing workforce that has a quality that trumps lower wage economies
“I along with my party colleagues in Sinn Féin have been, and will continue to, proactively seek foreign direct investment into the six counties.”