Leicestershire,
03
March
2021
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17:46
Europe/Amsterdam

Response to East Midlands Freeport announcement

Summary

Clare James, East Midlands Airport's Managing Director, welcomes today's announcement by the Chancellor of the Exchequer, confirming the success of the East Midlands Freeport bid.  

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“I’m delighted that the Government has recognised enormous potential in the East Midlands and how it will be enhanced by a Freeport in the region.

"Today’s news will shine a spotlight on a part of the country which has so much to offer investors, existing businesses that wish to grow, and the supply chains that are linked to them.

"The global connectivity that East Midlands Airport brings to the bid is more important than ever as the UK looks to strike trade deals around the world. Furthermore, as the region’s international gateway for people and products, it will continue to play a significant role in the Government’s ambition for a ‘global Britain’."