Heseltine's ideas welcomed by local businesses

The Former Deputy Prime Minister Lord Heseltine was in Birmingham today to announce plans which would see £11 billion of investment for the Midlands.

He wants to boost economic growth around the country by dividing investment between five regions instead of concentrating on the capital.

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B'ham's Economic Growth Plan

Following eight weeks of work with stakeholders in Greater Birmingham, Lord Heseltine will present his Greater Birmingham Project report. The aim is to show how economic growth in the city can be improved.