He's been charged with dealing with the fall out from the end of shipbuilding in Portsmouth and today the city's newly appointed minister Michael Fallon visited for the first time. 900 people will lose their jobs when BAE Systems moves its operations to Scotland.
So what are the challenges facing the man charged with improving the city's fortunes? Richard Jones has been finding out. Richard spoke to Dr Mike Asteris from Portsmouth Business School, Henry Braithwaite from Marketmakers and Vincent Denham from Verisona Law.
Michael Fallon is set to be named as Minister of Portsmouth.
It follows the loss of Royal Navy shipbuilding in the city, to try and help it recover from this.
Michael Fallon is a former conservative deputy chairman and is currently in a ministerial post in the Departments for Business and Energy.
This new role has been welcomed by politicians in Portsmouth, who said the port city needed support following the decision to move Navy shipbuilding to Scotland, with 1000 jobs going at BAE Systems' shipyard.
Leader of Portsmouth City Council, Gerald Vernon-Jackson said, "I am glad this it seems ministers are listening and we are going to have someone like Michael to help cope with the loss of ship-building.
"The loss of ship-building is a real blow for Portsmouth so it is about to trying to replace those an find additional work for them."