28 November 2019
“As an Invercargill based List MP, I’m delighted with today’s announcements” said Dr Liz Craig, “not only because the
Provincial Growth Fund will be investing a further $4 million into the Southland economy, but also because of the
synergies between the projects funded”.
“Southland Youth Futures has already demonstrated its success in connecting young people with careers in the primary
industries. Today’s investment of $1.5 million will allow Youth Futures to provide many more young people with insights
into the career opportunities Southland has to offer, while simultaneously helping local employers recruit and train the
skilled workers they need”.
“With a big focus of Youth Futures being on careers in manufacturing and the trades, today’s announcement that $2.13
million will be invested in 10 local engineering and manufacturing firms is also excellent news. Not only will this help
these businesses buy the equipment they need to lift their productivity and to grow, it will also expand the future
employment opportunities available for local young people”.
“The announcement the PGF will invest a further $500,000 into aquaculture, with a project to explore the use of red
seaweed as an emission reducing food supplement for farm animals, will continue to grow our region’s expertise in the