Entry from British & World English dictionary
(In the UK) an area in which government assistance is available to encourage business investment, in order to counteract unemployment.
- To ease the problems, the premiers agreed to develop cooperation in fisheries, mining and gas development in the overlapping area as a joint development area, the spokesman said.
- Because that area has become a development area, the village leases its land to the people who come here to set up businesses.
- Maria is from Tubbercurry and has gained a lot of experience working directly with small businesses in Ballymoney, Co. Antrim and in the business development area of the South Dublin Chamber of Commerce.
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