Energy firm Cuadrilla has announced its new headquarters will be based at Bamber Bridge.
The company, currently based in Lichfield, will be moving employees to the new office in early 2016.
North and Western Lancashire Chamber chief executive Babs Murphy said: “Local businesses are delighted that Cuadrilla has chosen to relocate their headquarters to Lancashire.
“This means more local people will have a stake in the shale gas industry, whether they be employed directly by Cuadrilla or for current and potential future suppliers.”
Francis Egan, CEO of Cuadrilla, said: “We are confident that shale gas exploration will bring many benefits to Lancashire, including our own direct investment in local people and suppliers for our new head office.”