Enterprise Zone

In total there are now 48 Enterprise Zones in England – 24 original (of which 8 have extensions), 12 new online from 2016 and 12 new online from 2017; including the recently announced Brierley Hill and Loughborough and Leicester Science and Innovation Enterprise Zone.

The initial 24 Enterprise Zones in England have reported more than 15,500 jobs, attracted over 480 businesses and £2.1 billion of private investment (to end Dec 2014.)

In November 2015, the government announced the creation of further Enterprise Zones and extended 8 zones. To see the full list of new and extended Enterprise Zones click here.

The LLEP area has two Enterprise Zones. MIRA Technology Park, near Hinckley, which was designated an Enterprise Zone (EZ) in 2012. MIRA is the only transport sector focused EZ. The Loughborough and Leicester Enterprise Zone is a multi-site EZ which was designated an EZ in 2017. The EZ focuses on hi-tech manufacturing, R&D, bio-pharma and the space technology industry.