Future looking bright for Plymouth’s marine sector
01 Jun 2022
Thousands of job opportunities will be created in Plymouth this year as innovative and forward-thinking marine projects come into existence.
Building on a 200 year legacy as a global centre of marine innovation, this year will see the Plymouth and South Devon Freeport become operational and the continued development of Smart Sound Plymouth, the Ocean Futures innovation support programme and the Plymouth Sound National Marine Park, creating new jobs and cementing the city’s position as a world leader in the marine industries.
Council Leader Richard Bingley said: “The UK has always been front and centre of maritime innovation and the marine international supply chain. Plymouth City Council, our government and business partners, are co-crafting a global-facing delivery strategy to ensure that Plymouth becomes an international hub for the maritime sector.
“We have two centuries of marine technology development heritage to build upon, and now this rich community expertise can be harnessed to our existing world-class marine and defence research here across our Ocean City. The global marine sector is estimated to be worth a staggering $3 trillion by 2030. Mixing our energy, ambition and growing expertise here is our city, there is no reason why we cannot deliver thousands of higher-value jobs for our residents during the upcoming decade and beyond.”