Enterprise Zone

The Black Country Enterprise Zone led by the Black Country Local Enterprise Partnership, comprises a portfolio of sites situated in Darlaston, DY5 - Dudley’s Business and Innovation Enterprise Zone and i54 - Wolverhampton North, spread over 120 hectares. 

The Zone has created 4,000 new jobs in advanced manufacturing including aerospace, automotive and engineering.

Wolverhampton North (including i54) Enterprise Zone


i54 Wolverhampton North focuses on key high-technology sectors including aerospace, automotive and other advanced manufacturing and business services. The cluster of sites adjacent to i54 Wolverhampton North comprises the remaining development land and vacant buildings in the Wolverhampton Business Park, the surplus HS Marston land, Lupus and the Gateway. Overall, this area provides the potential to generate several thousand different types of skilled and semi-skilled jobs in key high technology sectors supplying the high end manufacturing companies the Black Country seeks to attract onto i54.

Darlaston Enterprise Zone


Darlaston is a cluster of sites either side of the M6, providing some 40 hectares of (net) developable land. Darlaston offers an important strategic opportunity and is a signal of change for private sector led job growth. The development sites at Darlaston provide a custom and practice supply chain locality for just in time delivery of critical but engineering intensive components for the advanced engineering sector.

DY5, Dudley’s Business and Innovation Enterprise Zone


DY5, Dudley’s Business and Innovation Enterprise Zone aims to be the high tech office hub of the Black Country, connecting advanced manufacturing to industrial sites via a new sustainable Metro link.

The EZ will put Brierley Hill on the national and international map as a location of choice for business and innovation with low cost and high quality office space connected to the regional infrastructure. It will look at how the manufacturing and technology of the region can help deliver new business, as well as broaden its digital and professional base into existing manufacturing technology.

The high tech office hub of the Black Country will create 7,000 new jobs over 25 years and will be officially launched in April 2017.

For further information, please visit Dudley Council's website.

"Our Enterprise Zones are in some of the most desirable and competitive locations within the Black Country, at the heart of the West Midlands manufacturing and distribution networks, with valuable incentives.

"Any business thinking of locating or relocating within the Black Country needs to talk to us.

"We undertake to offer help and support to interested companies especially capital intensive businesses bringing jobs to our area."

BCLEP Board Lead : Tom Westley


To enquire about moving your business into the Black Country Enterprise Zone, please contact Sarah Middleton on 0845 15 15 15.