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Event to update the Darlington business community on developments in the borough
DARLINGTON’S business community is to be updated on new developments for the borough and on how the local economy is faring.
Darlington Council is organising the event at Teesside University’s Darlington campus on November 15 to highlight what has been achieved over the last year.
Dr Chris Dowle, the director of the new National Biologics Manufacturing Centre being built in Darlington, will deliver the keynote speech and a new promotional DVD highlighting the borough’s virtues will be launched at the event.
Councillor Chris McEwan, cabinet member for economy and regeneration, said: “In just one year development in Darlington has moved on at break-neck speed.
“New developments in the borough add up to millions of pounds of investment and jobs for the area.”
The proposed leisure complex at Feethams, the Department of Education office move and the roll-out of superfast broadband are just some of the major projects currently happening in the borough.
And although Mr McEwan described the current clime as “exciting and challenging” he said that by working together, local businesses have shown that Darlington is a place where people want to do business and where business can develop and flourish.
He added: “I urge all local businesses to come along and find out more about what the future of doing business in Darlington holds and how they can get involved.”
The event marks 12-months since the council developed its economic strategy which focuses on the issues that the business community said were important to Darlington’s economic development through to 2026.
Delegates will be given the chance to discuss and comment on how to further develop the action plan.
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