Figures out tomorrow are expected to show what many already suspect, that the economy remains in recession. Many businesses are finding it tough. Unemployment in the region remains high.
Figures compiled by ITV News show that companies in the Midlands are beating the recession. Central News has been asking members of the ITV Business Club how their companies have performed since we first met them six months ago.
Tomorrow, figures are expected to show that the UK is in recession for the third quarter in a row. Our Business Club shares their figures.
The difficulties with the Euro may not be disastrous for the Midlands economy according to experts as long as firms find new markets.