The Bristol Temple Quarter Enterprise Zone (BTQEZ) has attracted 2,000 jobs since being declared open for business in April 2012. James Wharton, Parliamentary under Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, welcomed the jobs today (Thursday 6 August) as he was shown how a new bridge will connect Arena Island with the rest of the enterprise zone.
James Wharton, Parliamentary under Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, said:
“Investment and innovation are at the heart of Enterprise Zones and this bridge project is a testament to what can be achieved when the public and private sector work together to support businesses and create jobs.
“Bristol has already seen the benefit of this, with empty buildings transformed into many thriving firms and this bridge will help bring even more prosperity to the area. It is a vital part of the development of the Bristol Arena which is giving the city its first world class entertainment venue.”