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New York pension fund back with $30m more for Northern Ireland

Three more US companies also looking at investment

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Mairtin O Muilleoir is standing down from the Assembly.

Mairtin O Muilleoir is standing down from the Assembly.

Mairtin O Muilleoir is standing down from the Assembly.

Investment continues to flow from New York to Belfast despite the heavy toll of coronavirus, as the city's state pension fund pledged another $30m to support business here.

New York State Comptroller Thomas P DiNapoli, who manages the fund, announced the funding boost at the New York-New Belfast Conference, which was broadcast on YouTube.

And Peta Conn, executive vice president and head of Americas at Invest NI in North America, also revealed three firms in the US are currently eyeing up investment opportunities in Northern Ireland. In May, Boston-based cyber-security specialist Cygilant announced 65 new jobs here.