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12.12.06
Response to the South West Regional Development Agency (RDA) announcement of £8million investment for Newquay Cornwall Airport

Both the Objective One and Cornwall Business Partnerships welcome the RDA's announcement of investment into Newquay Cornwall Airport.

Carleen Kelemen, Director of the Objective One Partnership, said: "I welcome this announcement by the RDA. The further investment will maintain the momentum for further development of Newquay Cornwall Airport.

"Both public and private sectors are committed to the retention and expansion of a commercial airport for Cornwall and the Isles of Scillies and this is a key element in the infrastructure being built to create a more knowledge-based economy.

"More than £13 million from Objective One has already been committed to Newquay Cornwall Airport as part of a raft of economy boosting measures that also include the Combined Universities in Cornwall and high speed broadband access."

Thelma Sorensen, chair of the Cornwall Business Partnership (CBP), said: "As CBP chair and as a businesswoman in Cornwall I have long been championing investment in Newquay Cornwall Airport.

"A viable commercial airport is such an important asset for a region and it will send a signal to businesses everywhere that we can compete in today's global economy. The RDA announcement of investment is very good news as not only will jobs be created at the airport but spin offs will add value to other businesses across the region."

For further information contact Clare Morgan, Media Relations Manager of the Objective One Partnership Office on 01872 223439 or email cmorgan@cornwall.gov.uk.

The Objective One Programme for Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly has invested in Newquay Cornwall Airport through the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF).

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Clare Morgan
Media Relations Manager
Objective One Partnership Office
Castle House
Pydar Street
Truro TR1 2UD
Mobile: 07973 813647
Telephone: 01872 223439

cmorgan@cornwall.gov.uk

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