Well known for its attractions such as the Pleasure Beach, trams, the Tower and illuminations, Blackpool attracts 18 million visitors per year and generates £1.5 billion in visitor spend. Following a decline in its visitor numbers, the town began to reverse its fortunes from 2014 onwards through a sustained programme of investment.
Blackpool and the Fylde Coast has a rich economic history. It’s also home to an entrepreneurial and skilled population with qualities to support a wide range of sectors and commercial activity, from world leading international manufacturing and engineering giants to bespoke artisan industries and home-grown entrepreneurial enterprises.
The Fylde Coast is home to well-established industries such as food manufacturing and production, office administration, aviation and medical technologies, but also there are developing business clusters surrounding the advanced manufacturing and engineering sectors and emerging technology and energy markets that are bringing forth a new skilled and trained workforce for the future.