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Rundown retail areas damaging economy

Tue, 12 Mar 2013

Chief Minister Allan Bell
Chief Minister Allan Bell

Rundown retail areas are creating a poor impression of the Isle of Man.

That’s the view of the Chief Minister who says in order to strengthen our position as a quality international business centre we must have the infrastructure to match.

Regeneration work is currently taking place in Douglas, Ramsey and the south thanks to an £8 million pot of money from government.

The Town and Village Regeneration Scheme was set up in April 2009 and has already helped support over 150 projects.

Allan Bell says a better physical presence will help grow the economy:

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