Newry Chamber of Commerce & Trade was delighted to host Minister of State for Northern Ireland, John Penrose MP on a visit to our offices at Granite Exchange where he was briefed on the local economy and the impact of Brexit on the region.
The Greater Newry Area has the third largest business base in Northern Ireland and has a rapidly growing economy.
Brexit and the prospect of a No Deal outcome is a real threat to local businesses.
A No Deal Brexit is not an option as it would represent a barrier to cross-border trade, risk local jobs and have a detrimental impact on our economy.
Like other areas in Northern Ireland, the need for clarity on what the future holds is now a matter of urgency as businesses need to plan ahead and retain access to their markets.