Seven years ago when french car maker Peugeot closed its factory at Ryton, the employment situation in the area looked pretty bleak.
More than two thousand people were made redundant when production lines stopped at the plant near Coventry in 2006.
The factory is long gone - but now new firms are building big, bringing hundreds of new jobs. Chris Halpin went to see the first company to move in - Network Rail.
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It will be a cloudy and wet start with a band of rain, heavy at times, crossing the area. Sunny spells and scattered showers will follow.
Rain at first for most areas clearing to the east early afternoon. A mixture of sunny spells and showers will follow.