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Black Country bids for Growth Deal
The Black Country LEP submitted its Strategic Economic Plan to Government on 31 March 2014, to secure funding from the Single Local Growth Fund
Budget boost for Black Country Enterprise Zone
Businesses locating in the Black Country Enterprise Zone will benefit from tax incentives for a further three years
April 2014 training courses
Places are still available on the following subsidised training courses for high value manufacturing companies in the Black Country for April 2014:
Aerospace boost to economy
Invest Black Country has released the second Black Country Perspectives report, Aerospace Precision, focusing on the Aerospace Components Sector
Meet Our Board with Jatinder Sharma
Jatinder Sharma is Principal and Chief Executive of Walsall College and was invited to represent Further Education on the LEP Board
Latest LEP newsletter out now
Key economic statistics, sources of funding and ways to find public sector contracts are all featured in the latest e-newsletter from the Black Country Local Enterprise Partnership
Free training to boost your business
Now you can afford the training that you and your team need – thanks to Skill UP – a major initiative offering £5million worth of FREE training to Black Country businesses.
Latest Black Country economic trends
Thousands of jobs have been created, worklessness has decreased and educational attainment has improved in the Black Country, according to a new report from the Black Country Consortium
£4.99m funding for Black Country Superfast Broadband
Culture Secretary, Maria Miller, today announced £4.99m additional funding for superfast broadband in the Black Country
Connect with Black Country broadband in new consultation
Broadband operators are other interested parties are being encouraged to respond to a consultation about the Black Country Broadband Plan, which opens today
Black Country LEP and Walsall ranked in European top ten for investment
The Black Country LEP and Walsall have been included in the top ten of a European ranking of high-potential investment areas by fdi Magazine
Book now for 2014 Black Country Economic Review
The very latest economic information about the Black Country will be presented at a special event later this month, and local businesses can book free places to attend online now
West Midlands LEPs announce new finance programme
The Black Country is one of half a dozen areas to benefit from a new £125 million fund, thanks to cooperation between each of the areas’ local enterprise partnerships
Skills Factory subsidy supports BEng degree at University of Wolverhampton
The Black Country Skills Factory is working with the University of Wolverhampton providing subsidies of up to £2,000 off course fees for High Value Manufacturing (HVM) companies in the Black Country, for employees taking up a BEng (Hons) in Manufacturing Engineering.
Black Country City Deal signed
The Minister for Cities, Greg Clark, formally signed the City Deal with Black Country local authorities and the Black Country Local Enterprise Partnership today
Skills Factory launches career map at careers event
The Black Country Skills Factory launched a Career Map to young people at the University of Wolverhampton’s ‘Manufacture a Career in Engineering’ event last month.