Government forced on defensive over the $3 billion fund and how much employment it has so far created.

The vast majority of the jobs expected to be created as a result of Provincial Growth Fund announcements so far will come from just one relatively small project.

This comes as the Government has been forced on the defensive over the $3 billion fund and how many jobs it has so far created.

National's Paul Goldsmith pointed out that only 54 jobs had been created from funded Provincial Growth Fund (PGF) projects so far.

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This was despite Regional Economic Development Minister Shane

The most jobs expected to be created by the PGF (according to MBIE data)

All other approved PGF projects approved which will, or have, created jobs before January 29