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Economic Strategy

In this section you will find information on the Northern Ireland Economic Strategy

Economy and Jobs Initiative

On 7 November 2012, the Executive announced a £200million Economy and Jobs Initiative to support people, business and investment.

You can access the Economy and Jobs Initiative at the link below:

Economy and Jobs Initiative

Northern Ireland Economic Strategy

On 13 March 2012, on behalf of the Executive Sub-Committee on the Economy, the Enterprise Minister Arlene Foster, published the Northern Ireland Economic Strategy.

You can access the NI Economic Strategy by clicking here

For further information on the Economic Strategy, you can access the Economic Strategy website at the link below:

Current position of NI Economy

A series of Powerpoint slides providing a detailed assessment of the current position of the NI economy and analysis of the long standing structural challenges which are constraining economic growth are attached at the link below:

Rebalancing and Rebuilding the Economy - an Evidence Base

Independent Review of Economic Policy (IREP)

In 2009, Enterprise Minister Arlene Foster commissioned the Independent Review of Economic Policy (IREP) to undertake a root and branch assessment of how we support business in Northern Ireland. The report was published at the end of September 2009, with 58 wide-ranging recommendations.

The IREP website can be found at the link below:

Copies of the DETI Minister’s statements on IREP, the IREP mapping study and the Report on the Implementation of IREP are shown below:

Ministerial Statement - March 2011

Ministerial Statement - January 2010

IREP Mapping Study

Report on Implementation of IREP

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