Investing in Blackpool


Investing in Blackpool

Investment Opportunities in Blackpool

Why you should invest in Blackpool

Blackpool & the Fylde Coast has a very rich economic history. Not only is it home to the UK’s premier seaside resort, it is also host to an entrepreneurial and enthusiastic population who possess the skills and qualities to support a wide range of business and commercial activity, from industrial giants such as BAE Systems and its wide and diverse supply chain, through to world leaders in the advanced polymers and materials sectors.

It boasts a very strong tradition of food and drink manufacturing and back office support activities. It also has an unparalleled history in the use of IT being, among many things, the home of the UK’s most famous computer, ERNIE. Today, as well as looking to build on its innate strengths, the area is making huge strides using its natural geographic advantages to develop a varied energy production and management portfolio.


Working to secure new investment and employment across the Fylde coast is the Blackpool Fylde and Wyre Economic Development Company (BFWEDC) which works with a wide range of partners, from Government, local authorities, trade associations, the private sector and HE and FE providers.

To read more about the BFWEDC and what the Fylde Coast has to offer please click on the links below or to visit the website click here

For information about the Blackpool Airport Enterprise Zone visit and for the Hillhouse Enterprise Zone visit

EDC Brochure Energy Growth Brochure
EDC Brochure Energy Growth Brochure
Please see resources below which are available to businesses in Blackpool and the Fylde Coast


Business Support

There are a wide range of free and subsidised business support services available to growing businesses in Blackpool. You will find information on these services in our Business Support section, which also includes information on the various governmental supported funding schemes for businesses.


There is a wide range and variety of commercial property available in the Blackpool area, places to start and places to grow. Many people starting a business are unfamiliar with the commercial property market and the vagaries of business rates. Our easy to use property search and links to business rates advice will help to simplify this process.

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