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Urgent Delivery of the North South Interconnector a Key Priority for Business and Industry Leaders

  •  Extraordinary coalition representing the majority of NI businesses gives evidence to planning hearing 
  •  Supports current planning proposal as much needed strategic infrastructure

 

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Smart Grid & Energy

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The Smart Grid cluster of companies was formed in 2009 by the private sector in partnership with the main Utilities on the Island of Ireland to address the need to provide an intelligent network infrastructure through innovation by connecting multiple Electrical energy supply sources to the energy network. Smart Grid Ireland under its rebranded name Smart Energy Ireland is a collaborative enterprise promoting and supporting sustainable development and the next generation digital energy infrastructure by combining common interests, public sector advocacy, optimising technology solutions through stimulating innovation to grow the economy, create jobs and develop new business meeting customer expectations 

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Manufacturing & Technology Industries

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Achieving the continuous improvements in competitiveness necessary for a company to succeed in

the modern world can only be achieved by relentless year over year improvements in innovation and

all forms of productivity. 

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The Northern Ireland Economy

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Northern Ireland has just entered another period of on-going political instability coupled with a period of uncertainty over Brexit and the border, both of which will negatively impact investment and economic growth.  While there have been modest economic gains in the private sector through foreign inward investments since 2014, many believe this will only improve when corporation tax becomes a devolved matter for the local administration in 2017. That may not be helped if both the UK and America reduces their rates as well.

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Manufacturing in Northern Ireland

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Northern Ireland manufacturing continues to perform well at home and with improving export sales in some sectors it is well positioned for growth over the next decade. Manufacturing currently employs around 85,000 people, (one in four jobs in the economy) with productivity currently around 40% higher than the Northern Ireland average. Exports are currently around Stg £6 billion in trade annually with new opportunities for growth in international markets especially in the developing countries as a consequence of Brexit. From its influence on infrastructure development, job creation and contribution to gross domestic product (GDP) on both overall and per capita basis, a strong manufacturing sector creates a clear path towards economic prosperity

 

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NI Partnering for Growth Aerospace Event at Stormont

The Northern Ireland Partnering for Growth (NIPG) Event took place at Stormont on Monday 5 September 2016.

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BOEING forecasts demand in Russia/CIS for 1,170 new aircraft worth $140b over next 20 years.

Boeing forecasts market demand for 1,170 new airplanes in Russia and the CIS region over the next 20 years, valued at $140 billion. The company released the numbers as part of its annual Current Market Outlook (CMO) for Russia and the CIS region.

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Accenture Aerospace Market Report Q2-2016

If you working in the aerospace and defence supply chain, or are thinking about entering it, this report is very useful. It gives a simple yet informed global market analysis. Check it out on our aerospace and defence page, in the tools and methods section.

 

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