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Bristol's enterprise zone, Temple Quarter is the UK's leading job creator

28 Jan 14  | Recruitment News
 
 
Bristol's Enterprise Zone Temple Quarter, is UK's leading job creator.


New figures suggest the Bristol enterprise zone, Temple Quarter, has been among the most successful in the country in terms of creating jobs.

Bristolpost.co.uk revealed that 500 jobs have been created there since the national scheme was unveiled in 2011, which represents more than one-tenth of jobs - yet there are 24 zones involved. This shows that Bristol must be one of the top performers in the country.

The Bristol Temple Quarter enterprise zone is centred around proposals regenerate the city's Temple Meads station and the area around, with a pedestrianised area, business district and indoor arena among the plans on the cards.

While Bristol would appear to be playing its part in reaching a projected 54,000 new jobs across all zones by 2015, some other areas are not, prompting the government to admit that it has had to revise down this estimate to 18,000 jobs.

According to ft.com, some of the other zones that seem to be doing well are Discovery Park in Kent with 1,300 staff working there, the Black Country zone which has had £150 million of investment by Jaguar Land Rover, and Airport City in Manchester where five million square foot of business space is being developed by a Chinese firm.

From the limited statistics being released, it is clear that there is a clear divide between successful and unsuccessful zones - for example, 3,080 jobs were created in 2012/13, but three-quarters of these were created in seven of the 24 zones.

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