Businesses across the region will be hoping for positive news as the Chancellor delivers his Autumn statement later.
Goodyear Tyres in Wolverhampton, and A1 Flues in Nottinghamshire, are among companies in the Midlands calling for more help so they can export more.
Mark Pawsey, the Conservative MP for Rugby has welcomed the relief on new commercial properties that George Osbourne announced in his Autumn Statement earlier.
Chris Williamson, the Labour MP for Derby North has asked the chancellor, George Osbourne, to accept that poverty is rising and debt is increasing.
Following today's Autumn Statement from the Chancellor, below is a list of the progress of construction and infrastructure schemes for the West Midlands:
Starting soon: Darlaston Access Improvement Scheme (2013) & Worcester Integrated Transport Project (2013).
Under construction: M6 J5-8 (expected to be completed in 2014) & Midland Metro Birmingham Extension (expected to be completed in 2015).
New funding announced: M6 J10A to 13 accelerated delivery pilot, M40 J12 works & Super-connected cities (Coventry).
Following today's Autumn Statement from the Chancellor, below is a list of the progress of construction and infrastructure schemes for the East Midlands:
Starting soon: Loughborough Road Improvements (early 2013) & London Road bridge, Derby (2013).
Under construction: Nottingham Tram Extension (opens 2014) & A43 Corby Link (due to be completed in 2014).
New funding announced: M1 J28 to 31 accelerated delivery pilot & Super-connected cities (Derby).
ITV Central's Political Correspondant, Alison Mackenzie is in the House of Commons as the Autumn Statement is given.
Improvements to A1 have been announced and the go-ahead given to High Speed 2 in the Autumn Statement.
There will be extra funds for the regional growth fund.
Benefits will be increased by 1% in the next 3 years.