An investment of almost £3m by seven companies will create 65 jobs in Londonderry, it has been announced.
The news was confirmed at an event in the city hosted by enterprise minister Arlene Foster.
The jobs will be created by Hunter Apparel, All Pipe Engineering, Fleming Agri-Products, Modern Democracy, Quinnspares, Steam and Generation Services and SmithDehn.
The companies are investing a total of £2.8m.
"The commitment being demonstrated by these local companies shows business confidence is improving throughout the area, meaning they are prepared to take advantage of the steadily improving economy," said Mrs Foster.
"It is through a continued focus on innovation and export that local businesses will remain ahead of the competition, maximise growth and succeed in their chosen markets."