The first flight of a new Beijing to Birmingham summer route will land in the city today.
It's estimated the twice weekly charter flights from China will bring £19 million to the local economy.
Here's our Business Correspondent Mark Gough's full report:
Local MP, Emma Reynolds has told ITV News that she is calling for "urgent meetings" regarding the closure of Goodyear.Read the full story ›
ITV News has been led to believe that the Wolverhampton branch of Goodyear will close after 90 years of tyre manufacturing.
Andy Taylor from Unite, the union who represent Goodyear workers, has suggested that the closure would mean a loss of over 300 jobs over the next two years, as the facility looks to shut its doors by 2017.
The StartUp Bus arrives in Birmingham today and will be parked in Centenary Square outside the library from 10am to 4pm.Read the full story ›
Bear Grylls, Virginia McKenna and Theo Paphitis contributed by fitting parts to the milestone vehicle at Land Rover's factory in Solihull.Read the full story ›
JCB has won one of its biggest single orders after being awarded a contract worth over £50 million.
A plant-hire company has announced that it will be buying more than 1500 machines from the Staffordshire-based digger manufacturer.
Ninder Johal, Chair of the Black Country Asian Business Association, has praised the efforts of Midlands businesses and workforces in driving the region forward in economic and business growth.
Speaking before the Black Country Asian Business Awards, which celebrates dozens of companies from across the West and East Midlands, Mr Johal said he believed the Black Country was the second-highest performing business area in the country.
He also believes there's been an increase in employment across the Midlands, and said the region needs to maintain the huge heritage for manufacturing.
He told ITV News Central that the Midlands has the highest number of entrepreneurial start-ups than anywhere elsewhere, and that apprenticeships numbers are also up - but maintaining the quality and length of these that will lead to a successful job prospect, was also important.
In the clip above he talks about meeting Chancellor George Osborne in May, when he described the Midlands as an "engine powerhouse" for the country.
The leader of Northamptonshire County Council says forming a ground-breaking alliance with two other counties would bring billions of pounds worth of investment and create thousands of new jobs in the area.
Northamptonshire, along with Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire are going to put a joint devolution bid to the Government this summer.
Whilst keen to stress this would not merge the council councils, they would work together on key issues.
The county council says the alliance would ‘swell’ economic growth by a further £9 billion, creating at least 135,000 new jobs by 2020.
"This area has an economy larger than that of Greater Manchester and we'd like similar devolved powers, over transport and strategic planning in particular.... As the name suggests, England's Economic Heartland is one of the powerhouses of the UK economy but we believe we can further build on our competitiveness in global markets with this innovative new model, and help ensure the UK is an even more prosperous major economy.
An extra tax on big supermarkets would hit the poorest families hardest, the Government has said.
The Department for Communities and Local Government has rejected calls from 20 local authorities for a new levy on supermarkets to help revitalise local shopping areas.
"Imposing new, additional taxes on supermarkets will push up the price of food and the cost of living, hitting low-income families the hardest," a DCLG spokesman said.
He said there were "much better ways to support small shops".