An outgoing business development boss says the region will continue being an attractive place for investment and growth long after his departure.

Dr Simon Goon is stepping down as managing director of Business Durham later this summer to take a “once-in-ablue- moon opportunity” with a technology company.

However, Dr Goon has played down the impact of his leaving, telling The Northern Echo that the momentum built up during his tenure at the organisation will provide fertile ground for prolonged expansion and job creation.

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