Enterprise Zones have a number of weaknesses, including:
- Most of the jobs created in Enterprise Zones are displaced from other areas. Evidence from previous Enterprise Zones suggest that up to 80% of the jobs they create are taken from other places
- Enterprise Zones do very little to promote lasting economic prosperity. Most
Enterprise Zones create a short-term boom, followed by a long-term reversal back
- Enterprise Zones are hugely expensive. Evidence from the 1980s suggests that
Enterprise Zones cost at least £23,000 per new job they create.