It's not just the cost of the clear-up operation many companies have had to deal with, but for many the loss of business was a big factor.
The county experienced the highest floods since those in 2007, displacing some from their homes and disrupting daily life for many.
But today everyone remains upbeat and the message is clear - firms are now very much open for business.
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A cloudy and mild day with outbreaks of rain at times, which could be heavier in the morning.
The extension will run through Dudley to the DY5 Enterprise Zone at Brierley Hill and is estimated will create 7,000 jobs.
Outbreaks of rain will remain throughout the morning but it will start to dry up as the day progresses - remaining mild.