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Wales and Birmingham (AL) to sign International Friendship Pact as tribute paid to victims of 16th Street Baptist Church Bombing

Welsh Minister for Economy Vaughan Gething is visiting Birmingham, Alabama to mark 60 years since the racist bombing of the 16th Street Baptist Church which killed four Black girls, Addie Mae Collins (14), Cynthia Morris Wesley (14), Carole Robertson (14), and Carol Denise McNair (11) in 1963. The Minister, who is the first Black Minister of all of the UK's devolved administrations encompassing Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland, will reaffirm the historic relationship between Wales and Birmingham through a new International Friendship Pact.  

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Wales joins the European Semiconductor Regional Alliance

The Welsh Government has become a signatory of an alliance of European regional governments, promoting growth, fostering collaboration, and developing strong value chains in the semiconductor industry.

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Wales welcomes UK’s continued participation in EU’s €100bn Horizon Europe programme

Wales’ Economy Minister, Vaughan Gething has welcomed the news the UK will have continued access to Horizon Europe, the EU’s flagship €100 billion research and innovation programme.

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New facility to double Wales’ plastic reprocessing capacity

A £45 million investment will more than double Wales’ plastic reprocessing capacity and create over 100 new jobs at the former Toyoda Gosei factory in Swansea.

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Response to Nexperia announcement

Responding to the Nexperia announcement, Welsh Economy Minister Vaughan Gething said:

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Welsh firms win more than £1m of new business at Paris Air Show

More than £1m worth of new business has been secured by the Welsh delegation to the Paris Air Show in June with over £3.6m in further opportunities also identified, Economy Minister Vaughan Gething has revealed today.

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Arfor 2: Innovative schemes to help create jobs, support the economy and strengthen the Welsh language unveiled

A suite of interventions to support Welsh language communities thrive economically as part of the Welsh Government’s 3 year multi-million-pound ARFOR programme has been revealed by Economy Minister Vaughan Gething and Plaid Cymru Designated Member Cefin Campbell at the National Eisteddfod in Llŷn ac Eifionydd today.

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High-tech American engineering firm to expand in Wales with UK-based subsidiary

A leading American advanced engineering firm is expanding its presence in Wales by establishing a new Centre of Excellence in the Vale of Glamorgan, which will see the creation of 75 new jobs and support a further 200 indirect jobs, Economy Minister Vaughan Gething has confirmed today.

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Economy Minister announces further £1m investment in green vehicle innovation

The Welsh Government will co-fund a third round of investment in greener and cleaner innovation through the Ford Low Carbon Vehicle Transformation Fund as part of its response to the climate emergency, Economy Minister, Vaughan Gething, announced today.

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Welsh Government strategy to promote Wales to the World during 2022 FIFA World Cup hailed as success – report

The Welsh Government’s Tîm Cymru approach to the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar increased the visibility and profile of Wales on the international stage during and after the competition, new research published today shows.

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Economy Minister calls on employers to 'listen and act’ to tackle LGBTQ+ discrimination in Welsh workplaces

“No one should be held back at work for being themselves” - those were the words of Economy Minister, Vaughan Gething today who was speaking at the culmination of Pride Month, outlining the actions the Welsh Government is taking to promote inclusive workplaces.

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Thousands of new jobs created in Wales through inward investments

More than 3,000 jobs were created in Wales over the last year thanks to inward investments – the best results recorded in five years, new figure published today show.