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Business Growth

The Black Country Local Enterprise Partnership understands the need to improve its Business Base.

By 2033, we aspire to raise the number of local jobs from 429,100 to 545,000 and raise the total employment rate from 65.9% to 80% (plus 95,824 people into jobs).

Our aim is to support an extra 1,400 companies to start up each year, and to focus on driving growth through our key strategic companies raising GVA in the area to £17bn per annum.

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Upskilling for Growth

Raising employability, education and skills are the business critical 'People' priorities in the Black Country LEP’s Strategic Economic Plan.

Critical to this work, is the necessity to work closer with employers across our Transformational and Enabling sectors to articulate what are the employer-led demand for skills and how we can work closer with providers to match this supply and demand.

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Regional Developments for Growth

Transformation of the Black Country Infrastructure and Environment is fundamental to the future growth of the Black Country Economy.

The Black Country is unique amongst LEPs in having a unified, endorsed Core Strategy. It is the single largest shared, statutory development plan in England that will achieve growth and economic transformation, setting out the scale and form of development to create jobs, homes and an improved transport network. 

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Latest News

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Black Country Investment Opportunities and more in November newsletter
01/12/2016
The latest edition of the Black Country LEP newsletter is available now, featuring the most up-to-date information about business initiatives, events and successes in the region.
Antimicrobial Stewardship Programme launched in Wolverhampton
30/11/2016
The Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust wants to increase local awareness of antibiotic resistance and to encourage best practices among the general public, health workers and policy makers in the...
More than £120,000 invested in mentoring programmes in the Black Country
28/11/2016
More than £120,000 will be invested in mentoring programmes in the Black Country in a bid to boost social mobility and support young people who are at risk of not fulfilling their full...

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