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Natural Environment Debate with Mayoral Candidates for the West Midlands
What do each of the candidates think about the role of the natural environment?
International Trade Minister announces Midlands Engine Export Champions Programme
Midlands businesses looking to export to countries across the globe were given a boost yesterday (9 March, 2017) with the announcement of dozens of ‘Export Champions’ as part of a programme to encourage and inspire businesses to export internationally.
Firing Up The Midlands Engine
The publication today of the Government’s Midlands Engine Strategy marks an important moment for the region
Midlands Connect: Powering the Midlands Engine
Midlands Connect has been tasked by the Government to identify transport improvements to unlock the growth potential of the Midlands. A comprehensive strategy has been published today following 18 months of detailed, evidenced-based work and stakeholder engagement.
£55.1 million cash boost for the Black Country to help create local jobs and growth
Communities Secretary Sajid Javid today announced a government cash boost of £55.1 million for the Black Country to help create jobs, support businesses and encourage growth.
Ceremony breaks new ground in investment in manufacturing skills
The University of Wolverhampton has appointed Aspect Construction to build its Elite Centre for Manufacturing Skills (ECMS) Hub at the former Springfield Brewery in Wolverhampton.
Black Country LEP Conference shares progress and celebrates economic success
Almost 300 delegates from public and private sector organisations and businesses in the Black Country joined the Black Country LEP for the Annual Conference at West Bromwich Albion Football Club this morning (2 March 2017).
Greater Birmingham to enter the spotlight at MIPIM
Greater Birmingham, part of the inaugural Midlands-wide delegation attending MIPIM 2017, has revealed the comprehensive events programme it is hosting at the global real estate show (Cannes, France, on 14th-17th March).
Pitchfest WM 2017 – Applications Now Open
Pitchfest is a unique pitching competition - an opportunity for entrepreneurs with start-up, early stage and growth businesses to increase their profile in front of a national audience of investors.
Registration open for online apprenticeship service
The Department for Education and the Skills Funding Agency (SFA) are from today (13 February 2017) encouraging large employers to sign up and register for the apprenticeship service, in readiness for the launch of the apprenticeship levy on 6 April 2017.
Inspiring Innovation for Black Country SMEs 2017
Black Country Growth Hub presents : Inspiring Innovation for Black Country SMEs 2017
M5 J1-2 Oldbury Viaduct: Major Renewal Scheme
Highways England have started preparatory work for a major concrete repair and waterproofing scheme on the M5 Oldbury Viaduct between junctions 1 and 2, in advance of the main scheme which is planned to start after Easter 2017.
Black Country Artist Ken Wood returns for a second exhibition at the Portal
The Dudley Canal and Tunnel Trust is excited to welcome back Black Country artist Ken Wood to the Portal in a brand new exhibition.
HS2 go-ahead to power West Midlands renaissance
The news that Royal Assent is to be granted today (Thu 23 Feb) for the high-speed rail route between London and the West Midlands has been welcomed across Greater Birmingham, Coventry and the Black Country.
Midlands Connect chair Sir John Peace welcomes granting of Royal Assent for HS2
The chair of Midlands Connect has welcomed the news that Royal Assent is to be granted today (Thu 23 Feb) for phase one of HS2 between the West Midlands and London.

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