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Deeside Enterprise Zone success

Published: 01/11/2017

Flintshire County Council has welcomed the latest Welsh Government figures highlighting achievements at the Deeside Enterprise Zone. Since 2012, £29m has been spent in creating or safeguarding over 6,000 jobs in the area and more than 243 businesses have benefitted from Welsh Government support. Flintshire County Council Cabinet Member for Economic Development, Councillor Derek Butler, said: “This is excellent news for Flintshire and Deeside in particular. Securing and safeguarding these local jobs is down to the strength of partnership working between Flintshire County Council, Welsh Government and the Deeside Enterprise Zone Advisory Board – a tremendous achievement.” Flintshire County Council’s Chief Executive and member of the Advisory Board, Colin Everett, said: “The proportion of business enquiries converting into investment continues to remain high, showing that Flintshire is a great place to do business. In addition, direct financial assistance to businesses in Deeside of over £300,000 has been provided to support workforce development needs.” The Enterprise Zone offers specific incentives to attract new business to Wales using a tailor-made Welsh solution with the aim of improving the Welsh economy and creating jobs and opportunities. The Deeside Enterprise Zone focuses on the advanced manufacturing and materials sector and has welcomed new investment from across the UK, Ireland, USA and Japan and seen expansion of existing businesses including Triumph Group, DRB Engineering, Kriega, Hannerman and James Fisher.