Welsh Development Agency

The Welsh Development Agency (WDA) (Welsh: Awdurdod Datblygu Cymru) was an executive agency (or QUANGO) and later designated an Assembly Sponsored Public Body (ASPB). Established in 1976, it was tasked with rescuing the ailing Welsh economy by encouraging business development and investment in Wales, clearing derelict land and encouraging growth of local businesses. In April 2006 the WDA was abolished and its functions were transferred into the Welsh Government.

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... In February 2011, a report of the House of Commons Welsh Affairs Committee argues that the abolition of the Welsh Development Agency has reduced Wales's visibility in the global marketplace ... committee claims that, five years on, the WDA remains one of the most recognisable Welsh brands and argues that the establishment of a successor trade ... The report also argues for greater engagement by the Welsh Government with parliament on the issue ...

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