Deputy Prime Minister, Nick Clegg, has heaped praise on the new deal that is set to create 5,800 new manufacturing jobs and £130million of private investment for the Black Country.
Mr Clegg said of the deal:
This marks the beginning of a new era of growth and prosperity in the Black Country. This isn’t pointless Whitehall jargon: this deal has the genuine power to change the fortunes of many people across the region by creating new jobs, boosting businesses and providing new housing...
Between government Minister for Cities Greg Clark, local authorities and the Local Enterprise Partnership, the City Deal has been made in recognition of the Black Country’s role in the UK economy; where high-value manufacturing represents the largest concentration of jobs of any LEP area.
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