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New businesses created in Barnsley

By gail robinson, Town Reporter Friday 22nd August 2014
AN impressive 41 new businesses and 317 new jobs were created in Barnsley in just three months.

A report measuring Barnsley Council's performance shows how many businesses and jobs were created over the three-month period with support from the council's business development arm, Enterprising Barnsley.

To measure its performance, the council sets end of year targets, against which it measures progress on a quarterly basis.

The corporate plan performance report also reveals that from April to June this year nearly 287,000 visitors contributed an estimated £6.2m to the local economy.

There was also good news for visitor attractions- more than 280,000 people visited Barnsley's museums across the borough during the three months.

** The full story appears in the Barnsley Chronicle, dated August 22. **