Relocation enquiries handled by
Greater Peterborough Investment Agency have remained constant despite
the worldwide economic slowdown, according to latest figures.
During the 2002 calendar year the
agency received 229 enquiries from companies or developers about
prospects for relocating to Peterborough or building new commercial
premises. That is a slight increase on the 223 enquiries handled in
2001 and not far behind the total of 287 enquiries for 2000.
The agency was successful in arranging
33 business moves in each of 2001 and 2002.
Agency chief executive Gloria Milne
said: “The last two years have seen dramatic changes in world
conditions with the campaign against terrorism, war in Afghanistan and
a rapid decline in economic confidence.
“Against this backdrop, the Greater
Peterborough area has maintained its public profile as an excellent
location for business growth that also offers an attractive lifestyle.
These figures reflect considerable credit on the efforts of the agency’s
team and the support we receive from the city council, English
Partnerships and our business partners.
“Even more encouragingly, the number
of enquiries in the final quarter of 2002 was double that of the
previous year. This indicates some return of confidence following the
immediate impact of the 11 September terrorist attacks on America.
“We are continuing our marketing
activities with full confidence that they will produce further good
results this year.”