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GVA up, GDP increases and new mapping software launched
The latest edition of the Black Country EIU newsletter is available to read now.
Construction works start on i9 office development
Construction works on the new eye-catching modern office development i9 have started following a period of site enabling works.
Dudley Deal pledge for borough
Providing good quality parks and supporting voluntary and community groups are just two of a series of pledges from Dudley Council to make the borough a great and prosperous place for everyone.
New Year, New Start event promotes career opportunities
Young people in Sandwell will get the chance at a New Year event to seek help and guidance on job, educational and training opportunities.
City earns Cultural Compact champion funding
City of Wolverhampton Council has secured funding from Arts Council England to put in place a Cultural Compact champion to support the further development of the city’s strong cultural offer.
Millions more bus journeys in the West Midlands following investment in network
The number of people catching the bus in the West Midlands has rocketed by almost eight million over the last year as major investment in the network continues.
The latest from the Black Country and more in our December 2019 newsletter
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.
Phase one of new railway station close to completion
A date for the opening to the public of phase one of City of Wolverhampton’s new railway station will be announced next month (January) as construction nears completion.
Local employers commit to positive recruitment
In November, Walsall Council hosted an event to bring together socially-conscious employers and local people with disabilities.
The latest newsletter from the Black Country EIU - December 2019
The latest edition of the Black Country EIU newsletter is available now. Learn more about our reports which have revealed some great news for the area
Active Black Country Launches Pioneering Insight Hub
Active Black Country, the strategic lead for sport and physical activity across the Black Country has developed an online insight hub as a platform to share learnings generated from across four key themes
Dudley Council urges residents to shop local this Christmas
Dudley Council is urging local residents to shop local and support small businesses in Dudley borough this Christmas.
Council gives thanks to city’s fantastic foster carers
Wolverhampton has officially thanked dozens of dedicated foster carers for the vital work they do looking after vulnerable children and young people in the city.
Black Country businesses to benefit from £10m skills training fund
Small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) in the Black Country LEP area are urged to take advantage of a £10 million skills training fund to upskill their workforce.
WMCA celebrates 100 years of adult education with local learners and training providers
Learners, training providers and leaders in adult education came together with the West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA) to celebrate 100 years of lifelong learning.
Calling all Wolverhampton historians to symposium
City of Wolverhampton Archives are on the hunt for historians, either individuals or groups, who are willing to share their research at the city’s Local History Symposium.