EMDA investigates Rockingham uses

Britain's East Midlands Development Agency has launched a £25,000 investigation into the economic effects on the Corby and Northampton areas that would result from new activities proposed for the Rockingham Motor Speedway, to complement its racing, testing and race school programmes. The study will consider the use of the site for a hotel, leisure and business conference centre, and as a hub for practical engineering education

EMDA investigates Rockingham uses

Graham Brown, EMDA's motorsport programme manager, said: "These are the kinds of activities which could help to further develop the economic, business and leisure potential of the Corby area in terms job creation, attracting more investment to the vicinity, boosting skills and improving community facilities.

"We're very pleased to be able support this study which will bring together the key partners in identifying how Rockingham might become a catalyst for change in the regeneration of Corby and surrounding areas. Increasing the impact that Rockingham has on strengthening the regional and national motorsports industry can only be a good thing."

Ashley Pover, CEO at Rockingham, said: "This is a fantastic opportunity for the general public to see what we're doing and why it's worthwhile."

EMDA's partners in the study are Catalyst Corby, Corby Borough Council, East Northamptonshire District Council, Northamptonshire Partnership and Northamptonshire Chamber of Commerce.

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