Oxford and the Solent are to benefit from millions of pounds of Government money aimed at boosting businesses and local communities.
The two are among twelve across the country chosen as Enterprise Zones, where a £100 million package will support critical business infrastructure.
There will be tax breaks for small firms and jobs created in key industries.
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