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New Healthcare Centre of Excellence for Gwynedd: Siemens Healthineers to upgrade Llanberis facility and invest in new jobs with Welsh Government support

  • Siemens Healthineers to launch new centre of excellence in healthcare technology in Llanberis, with Welsh Government support.
  • The centre of excellence will focus on research and development and manufacturing.
  • The new facility will help consolidate manufacturing of Siemens Healthineers IMMULITE® blood analysis technology at the Llanberis site.
  • The investment will safeguard 400 jobs and create close to 100 high-quality jobs with an average salary significantly above the local area average.
  • The announcement comes as Siemens Healthineers celebrates 30 years in Llanberis.
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Minister looks forward to ‘bright industrial future’ for site set to home new global rail centre

  • Minister for the Economy confirms the acquisition of land allowing contractors to prepare for construction of UK’s first Net Zero Railway
  • The site will become the UK’s ‘one stop shop’ for railway innovation
  • The first phase of the masterplan construction is expected to be completed by the middle of 2025.
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Development Bank of Wales to offer Net Zero incentive

A new initiative designed to help businesses lower their carbon impact and save on energy bills will be accelerated and launched in the new year, Economy Minister Vaughan Gething has announced.

Economy Minister Vaughan Gething at Bridgend College's Employment and Enterprise Bureau

Enhanced Employment and Enterprise Bureaus to help young people prepare for the world of work

Every further education college in Wales now has a dedicated Employment and Enterprise Bureau to help young people prepare for the world of work by supporting them to find a job or setting up their own business, Economy Minister Vaughan Gething has announced today.

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Welsh firms visit the USA to boost trade and export links

Seven Welsh businesses with expertise ranging from engineering and patient care to grassroots sport are heading to the USA this week as part of a Welsh Government-led trade mission.

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£11m Arfor 2 programme to boost economic prosperity in Welsh-speaking communities

  • New Arfor 2 programme designed to strengthen the economic resilience of Welsh language strongholds.
  • £11m to be made available for communities in four counties with the highest levels of Welsh speakers.
  • Funding will support a number of strategic interventions, including a focus on opportunities for young people and families, to enable them to stay in or return to their home communities.
  • Programme will play a key role in the Welsh Government’s Welsh language strategy (Cymraeg 2050) – which aims to ensure there are 1m Welsh speakers by 2050.
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Welsh company’s interactive prayer mat goes viral thanks to export success

A company based in Newport, Wales, which invented the world’s first interactive prayer mat has set its sights on significant global expansion, with support from the Welsh Government, after seeing its products go viral in the Middle East.

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Wales at the FIFA World Cup: Economy Minister unveils Welsh Government projects to take Wales to the World

“With a global audience of five billion people, the FIFA World Cup offers a platform to take Wales to the world.”

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Economy Minister visits major Blaenau Gwent business to celebrate 25 years of success

Economy Minister Vaughan Gething has visited Energizer Auto UK in Ebbw Vale to celebrate a quarter of a century in the Valleys and reaffirm its partnership with the Welsh Government.