Paul Everitt from the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders says the Midlands' car industry has done well over the last year with investment from Jaguar Land Rover, Toyota and Mini.
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Police forces from across the region have been expressing their solidarity with colleagues in Manchester following last nights attack.
There are children among the 22 killed in the Manchester attack, officials have confirmed the attacked died at the scene.
The RSPCA are urgently encouraging potential fosters to get in touch.