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Enterprise Zone success for Blackpool Airport

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The Blackpool, Fylde and Wyre Economic Development Company (BFW EDC) welcomed a decision to extend Lancashire’s Enterprise Zone to include Blackpool Airport

The decision was formally announced by the Chancellor of the Exchequer during his budget speech and follows an application by the Lancashire Enterprise partnership, supported by the BFWEDC. It is hoped the addition of Enterprise Zone status – which comes into effect in January 2016 – to this key employment site could support as many as 3000 new jobs over more than two decades to 2037.Bev Robinson, Chair of BFW EDC said: “This is very positive news for the Fylde coast.“Blackpool Airport is already an attractive site for potential investors. The Enterprise Zone status creates an even greater incentive for businesses to choose to invest on the Fylde coast which in turn creates employment opportunities.