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1,000 new jobs created by Airport Enterprise Zone

The Enterprise Zone Team at Blackpool Council has announced that more than 1,000 new jobs have been generated at Blackpool Airport Enterprise Zone since its inception in April 2016.

Simon Blackburn, Leader of Blackpool Council, said: “More businesses are being attracted to the site because of the additional commercial benefits that the Enterprise Zone status brings. Businesses experiencing growth have more opportunities to realise their ambitions, expand operations and are taking advantages of the financial incentives and the design and build opportunities that are available at the Enterprise Zone and it shows in the increase in job numbers in the area.”

“The jobs created are across a wide variety of the identified target sectors including advanced manufacturing and engineering, digital and creative, aviation and energy. The Council’s ambitions for the Enterprise Zone is to create up to 5,000 long term, sustainable jobs over the remaining 23 year lifespan of the Enterprise Zone status, and although this is an excellent start, we have a long way to go and a lot more hard work to do to reach the site’s full potential.”