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Minister to attend US conference

Conor Murphy
Conor Murphy is travelling to Boston

Regional Development Minister Conor Murphy is to attend an investment conference in Boston later.

Mr Murphy will be addressing the Gateways to Tomorrow Boston-North West Ireland conference.

He will also be holding talks with a wide range of government, business, academic and community leaders in Boston and the surrounding area.

He said the visit aimed to help attract investment and foster new partnerships between Boston and the north west.

"I am looking forward to the conference itself, to meeting the wide range of guests from across many disciplines and sectors who will be participating and to exploring the potential for such transatlantic links now and in the time ahead," he said.

"Our message is loud and clear.

"Through intensive public investment we are building the necessary infrastructure which allows us to capitalise on our unique location as a transatlantic gateway situated on the edge of Europe.

"We are building towards economic recovery on this island, and the north west is facing outwards with confidence ready to do business."

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