Black Country manufacturing deal to create 5,800 new jobs

A new deal designed to bring in around £130million of investment into the Black Country, creating 5,800 new manufacturing jobs in the region, has today been agreed by Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg and Minister for Cities Greg Clark.

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City Deal labelled a 'landmark achievement'

The Minister for Cities, Greg Clark. has labelled the new City Deal for the Black Country a 'landmark achievement'.

Greg Clark MP, Minister for Cities, has talked up the benefits of the City Deal... Credit: David Jones/PA Archive/Press Association Images

Speaking in light of the pledge to create 5,800 high-value manufacturing jobs for the region, the MP also said of the deal:

"It puts the levers of power firmly into the hands of Wolverhampton, Walsall, Dudley, Sandwell and the whole region, so everyone can benefit from real, local economic growth. The jobs created and the skills provided will put the Black Country in a prime position as the economy turns the corner."

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