Government plans to expand the Markham Vale Enterprise Zone have been welcomed by Derbyshire County Council.
It is hoped the expansion plan, which will see another 18 hectares of land set aside for the enterprise zone, will attract new businesses.
One site, near Duckmanton, has already been prepared for development and is immediately available for businesses looking to move into the area.
A second area, covering 12.9 hectares on the former Seymour Colliery site, will be reclaimed and prepared for development over the next 12 months.
Councillor Joan Dixon, Derbyshire County Council’s Cabinet Member for Jobs, Economy and Transport, said: “Attracting new business investment to the area is a key part of our vision for creating a thriving economy in Derbyshire.
“Together with local district and borough councils, we’ve been working hard to further develop our Markham Vale regeneration site.”