Pictured left to right: Jack Smith, Mayor of Carey, North Carolina, USA, Cllr. Joe Fox, Chairman of Meath County Council’s Economic Development and Planning SPC, Minister Damien English and Kyle Greer, Head of Economic Development in Cary, North Carolina, USA.
Meath County Council hosted a delegation from its twin region of Cary, North Carolina, USA last week. Cary is an area very similar to Meath, lying on the outskirts of a larger population centre. 20 years ago, Cary adopted a new economic strategy and approach which reversed the flow of commuter traffic and saw sustainable jobs and investment come to Cary rather than its bigger neighbour. This approach is similar to Meath’s new Economic Development Strategy 2015-2022, and the Meath and Cary public representatives discussed the potential for shared learning and cooperation at a meeting of the Economic Development and Planning SPC which is Chaired by Cllr. Joe Fox and which was also attended by local Minister for Skills, Research and Innovation Damien English T.D.