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Department of International Trade figures show over 5000 new jobs in Wales

Secretary of State responds to newly released FDI figures

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In Wales 5,443 new jobs were created in the last year through 97 projects, an increase of 7% year on year. In total almost 7,000 jobs were created or safeguarded by FDI.

Welsh Secretary Alun Cairns said:

These figures demonstrate that Wales remains an attractive destination for overseas investment, providing a valuable boost to the economy and creating thousands of jobs.

Our country now has a tremendous platform to build on over the coming months as we make plans to leave the EU, forge stronger relations with international partners and attract more investment from emerging markets.

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Published 30 August 2016
Last updated 31 August 2016 + show all updates
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