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£9m investment creates 247 science jobs

A scheme to help businesses grow has created almost 250 science jobs thanks to a £9 million investment over the past two years.

Statistics have revealed that the New Anglia Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) Space to Innovate Enterprise Zone has created 247 new science jobs across 56 companies over ten sites in Norfolk and Suffolk, attracting more than £9 million in investment.

The LEP aims to continue this success, revealing plans to create 18,500 jobs in the science and technology industries over the next 25 years, including 5,000 by the year 2021.

Commenting on the plans, Doug Field, chairman of the New Anglia Local Enterprise Partnership, stated that each of the sites offers local businesses a number of benefits, including opportunities to take advantage of industry expertise.

"Inward investment plays a key part in Norfolk and Suffolk’s offer to the world, one of the themes of our Economic Strategy," Mr Field said. "Our enterprise zones are a vital part of that offer."

"I’m delighted to see these sites allowing local businesses to grow," he added. "These sites have already delivered excellent results for job creation and private investment, with the promise of much more to come."

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