Expansion is good for 'economy'

PUBLISHED: 13:10 02 October 2008 | UPDATED: 09:44 10 June 2010

EXPANSION plans will boost the 'social and economic fortunes' of towns like Exmouth, say airport bosses. John Spooner, the managing director of Exeter International Airport, predicts a 150 per cent increase of full time positions in just 18 years - with m

EXPANSION plans will boost the 'social and economic fortunes' of towns like Exmouth, say airport bosses.John Spooner, the managing director of Exeter International Airport, predicts a 150 per cent increase of full time positions in just 18 years - with many new recruits coming from Devon's biggest town, Exmouth.By 2030, predictions say that numbers employed full time could increase to as much as 3,500, supporting a further 1,900 jobs in the region - up from the 2007 figure of 1,400 supporting 750 jobs.Mr Spooner said: "This level (2007) of employment annually contributes approximately £105 million to the local economy."Independent forecasts assess that by 2030 Exeter International Airport will play an increasingly important role in the social and economic fortunes of the region - providing, supporting and safeguarding jobs, many requiring high quality skills and adding more than £264 million to the local economy.


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