Blackpool is a major and distinctive local economy in Lancashire and the North West – it has 142,000 residents and 4,500 businesses, and contributes an annual Gross Value Added (GVA) of £1.7bn.  Blackpool retains its status as one of the UK’s most popular tourist destinations, and as the UK’s quintessential classic ‘seaside resort’.

As the local authority it is one of the leading employers in the area, providing hundreds of quality and valuable services to the 142,000 people of Blackpool.

Tourism is the economic lifeblood of Blackpool. It directly supports thousands of businesses and more than 24,000 jobs and indirectly supports employment and a myriad of businesses within the supply chain.

Major investment of some £400m has gone into infrastructure which supports the visitor economy, in seafront reconstruction, new tramways and rolling stock, improved public realm and investment in iconic heritage assets.

Blackpool’s Destination Management Plan for 2015-2017 can be viewed here

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