Wales Minister Guto Bebb said:
Guto Bebb said:
“A mid-Wales growth deal would be the catalyst to revolutionise the way our towns and villages in mid-Wales govern themselves - shifting powers down from London and Cardiff to local leaders who are better placed to take decisions that affect their communities.
“The development of a Midlands Engine across the border offers a unique chance to partner and develop a growth corridor stretching all the way from Aberystwyth to the Midlands.
“With the launch of our Industrial Strategy, which includes opportunities for a growth deal for mid-Wales, there has never been a better time for businesses, local authorities and the agriculture sector to seize the opportunity to come together and build a strong vision for mid-Wales.”
Chris Davies MP said:
“We were pleased to welcome the Minister Brecon and Radnorshire to meet with senior figures at Powys County Council. This is the second Ministerial Visit in three months, with Jake Berry MP (Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the Department for Communities and Local Government) visiting in September. The Minister and I also met with Gough Transport in Llandrindod Wells to discuss how the Mid Wales Growth deal could benefit companies across Brecon and Radnorshire.
The Mid Wales Growth Deal is the sort of investment our constituency needs, focusing power away from Cardiff Bay and Westminster, and directly to rural communities. I will continue to work at a local and national level to implement this growth deal effectively”.