Riding the digital wave

Published on 06/05/2021 by EMILY

The Blackpool Pride of Place Partnership has brought together a group of leaders from business, the public sector and the local community to create a ‘Digital Vision’ for Blackpool.

The Blackpool Pride of Place Partnership has brought together a group of leaders from business, the public sector and the local community to create a ‘Digital Vision’ for Blackpool.

In a world where digital is a key enabler, the Partnership wanted to create a vision, with a roadmap to enable Blackpool to become the smartest and best-connected town in the UK.

B&FC were invited to take part in workshops designed to help build a plan for the digital economy to improve the socio-economic outcomes for Blackpool. The workshops explored how to:

  • Build on Blackpool’s key digital infrastructure so it becomes a catalyst for transformation
  • Shape Blackpool’s digital narrative as one that develops, nurtures, and attracts employment and industry
  • Strengthen economic growth
  • Map Blackpool’s digital economy to evolve and thrive post Covid-19
  • Create better lives.

The 2030 Digital Vision created was entitled: ‘Riding the digital wave to economic and social prosperity’

As part of this work, Blackpool has been awarded infrastructure funding of £39.5m from the Government’s Towns Fund to help boost the local economy.