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Midland Metro passenger numbers set to top seven million on back of city centre tram extension
16/03/2017
The number of people using the Midland Metro soared to record levels last year after the tram system was extended onto the streets of Birmingham city centre.
Black Country High Value Manufacturing City  to unlock £1bn for the local economy
16/03/2017
The Black Country LEP will highlight investment opportunities through its ground breaking development High Value Manufacturing City (HMV City) at MIPIM 2017 which takes place in Cannes, France from 14 – 17 March.
Black Country LEP develops formal principles  and accreditation for Garden City principles
15/03/2017
The Black Country LEP is leading the way in developing a set of principles and an accreditation system to underpin the Black Country Garden City project in order to ensure housing quality across the more than 45,000 homes planned to be built over the next 10 years.
Stunning new view of city centre Westside development
15/03/2017
City of Wolverhampton Council has revealed at MIPIM a stunning new artist’s impression showcasing Urban & Civic’s £55 million Westside development.
UK government unveils over £7 billion of Midlands Engine opportunities for international investors
15/03/2017
The UK government has today (15 March) launched a portfolio of 19 projects showcasing some of the most exciting investment opportunities across the Midlands region to international investors.
Councillors visit cycle superhighway
15/03/2017
Councillors and Transport for West Midlands(TfWM) officers made a fact-finding visit to West Yorkshire to see the latest designs in planning for cycling.
Eye-catching i9 designs unveiled at MIPIM as part of Masterplan
14/03/2017
Exciting new images of plans to dramatically change the face of the City of Wolverhampton have today been unveiled at international property show, MIPIM.
WMCA makes investment towards £5.5m development of former Birmingham factory site
14/03/2017
A West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA) investment fund is backing the £5.5 million rebirth of a landmark former Birmingham factory site.
The Black Country – a first-class investment destination
13/03/2017
Renowned for its ability to drive innovation, the Black Country is a first-class investment destination writes Black Country LEP board member Tom Westley as he joins the Greater Birmingham delegation to MIPIM.
The latest news and updates from across the Black Country and more in our March newsletter
13/03/2017
The latest edition of the Black Country LEP newsletter is available now, featuring the most up-to-date information about business initiatives, events and successes in the region.
International Trade Minister announces Midlands Engine Export Champions Programme
10/03/2017
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.
Natural Environment Debate with Mayoral Candidates for the West Midlands
10/03/2017
What do each of the candidates think about the role of the natural environment?
Firing Up The Midlands Engine
09/03/2017
The publication today of the Government’s Midlands Engine Strategy marks an important moment for the region
Midlands Connect: Powering the Midlands Engine
09/03/2017
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
09/03/2017
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
07/03/2017
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.