Minister in £1.8m pledge to attract Sheffield investment

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Sheffield Business Park has secured a £1.8 million injection of Government cash to help it expand and attract new inward investment.

Kris Hopkins, local growth minister, announced the cash on a visit to Sheffield University’s new AMRC Training Centre, on the Advanced Manufacturing Park, Catcliffe.

He said: “Sheffield has a proud history in manufacturing and our long-term economic plan is helping it to grow stronger to build more homes and create more jobs for its hard-working people.

“We already gave the local businesses and councils, not just the money, but the powers to drive their own economy, and have set up the Enterprise Zone to attract private sector investment and boost skills in the Sheffield area.

“We are investing an extra £1.8 million, with more funding in the pipeline, to ensure there is the infrastructure to bring more businesses into the area.”

The cash will be used to improve roads and drainage, so the park can expand, making it more attractive to investors.

Mr Hopkins was speaking at the business launch of the training centre, which he said would ‘ensure a high-skilled workforce to fill the 20,000 jobs the zone aims to create in the next 20 years’.