“The DUP has always made economic growth a priority for Northern Ireland. Building prosperity and building peace go hand in hand and that is why DUP Ministers made growing our economy a priority when devolution was restored in 2007.
The links between Northern Ireland and the United States are not just historical and cultural, but there are significant economic ties also. There are thousands of jobs in Northern Ireland as a result of American firms investing here and we want to see that continue and grow. We have a talented workforce and in areas like cybersecurity and the financial services sector there are major opportunities here in Northern Ireland.
It is important that we build our future on solid foundations, both politically and economically. That is why we are focused on securing arrangements that can be supported by unionists as well as nationalists. Moving forward on the basis of cross-community consensus can ensure that we can secure political stability to underpin economic growth.”