Omagh could be in line for a major boost
About 300 jobs could be created in the Omagh area if a £250m investment plan gets the go-ahead, an MP has said.
West Tyrone MP Pat Doherty said plans for a development on the Derry Road included a hotel, offices, shops and leisure facilities.
A request for the developers to make a presentation to Omagh District Council was raised at a meeting on Tuesday.
A spokesperson from the Council said a developer has come forward with proposals for a "major investment".
"The developer has requested the opportunity to make a presentation to Omagh District Council on the proposal," the spokesperson said.
Mr Doherty said the plans by a major international investment group would be a "huge vote of confidence" in Omagh.
"Following on the heels of the recent economic investment conference, this proposal has the potential to really transform the local and regional economy and put Omagh firmly on the map as an area for investors," he said.
"During the meetings that I have had with the investment group, they have cited the suitability of Omagh for investment by reference to its infrastructure, geographical location, a skilled local workforce as well as having a dynamic and forward thinking local council.
"This unprecedented proposal clearly demonstrates that Omagh is well and truly open for business and we are poised and ready to deliver."
Omagh town centre was devastated in 1998 when the Real IRA detonated a car bomb, killing 31 people including unborn twins.