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.
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.