Junior Minister Martina Anderson has said plans to develop a science park at Fort George would compliment the proposed expansion of Magee.
Ms Anderson said; “A properly developed and marketed science park will draw from and add to the faculties available in local institutions of higher education such as Magee University and Letterkenny Institute of Technology.
“This in turn will attract higher numbers of students and further boost the local economy.
“The proposed development will offer companies high-value sites for accessing local graduates and researchers. It will compliment the expansion of Magee with the University’s commitment to involve itself in the regeneration of our City providing specialized facilities, a pool of skilled labour and become a significant employer in its own right.”