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Staffordshire economic growth and skills development continue at pace

Gestamp South Staffordshire

Business development sites currently under construction in Staffordshire with county council involvement will generate over £10million a year in business rates, a report published today states. And figures show the county is also developing a skilled local workforce to meet the growing demands of business. Sites such as Liberty Park in Lichfield, Four Ashes in South Staffordshire, Meaford near Stone ...

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Latest Staffordshire developments pave way for more jobs as near full employment continues

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More major business developments set to get under way in Staffordshire will deliver more jobs as near full employment continues in the county. Latest statistics issued today show that just 1.4 per cent of Staffordshire residents claim out of work benefits – lower than both regional (3.0 per cent) and national (2.4 per cent) averages. County economic growth leader Mark ...

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Rural plan targets profits for investment

Millions of pounds raised from some county council-owned farm sites will be used to support health and care, jobs, services and wider investment in Staffordshire. Up to £20 million could be generated over the next few years by the sale of the ‘non-core’ part of the estate to invest in health and care and the county’s infrastructure. Tenants at the ...

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Job boosting scheme set to become latest Staffordshire success story

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A major business development is set to generate over 1,800 jobs in north Staffordshire after plans were given the go-ahead. The Chatterley Valley scheme next to the A500 in Newcastle was approved by the borough council on January 29. Harworth Group submitted the application for the site off Peacock Hay Road. The development will see units of varying sizes up to ...

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Latest figures show Staffordshire tourism worth £1.8 billion a year

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Staffordshire tourism is continuing to boom. According to the latest figures, there were more than 26.2 million visits to the county in 2017, made up of 24.6 million day trips and 1.6 million overnight stays – an increase of 1.9% on 2016. A study commissioned by Destination Staffordshire has revealed the total annual value of the tourism sector has surpassed ...

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Staffordshire starts 2019 with continued near full employment

i54 South Staffordshire expansion

Foundations are being laid for more job creation in Staffordshire’s key industry sectors as the county starts 2019 with continued near full employment. Latest figures released today show that just 1.3 per cent of Staffordshire residents claimed out of work benefits in December. This is lower than both regional (3 per cent) and national (2.3 per cent) figures. The Staffordshire ...

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Closure reminder to motorists

Motorists are reminded that an A-road will be completely closed this weekend. Work on the A522, north of the A50 between the new roundabout and JCB World Parts Centre, is planned from 8pm on Friday, January 25th until 5am on Monday, January 28th. The A522 will be closed to all vehicles in both directions to allow some surface finishing off ...

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Green light for extension at major Midlands business park

i54 South Staffordshire expansion

An extension to a major Midlands business park which could generate around 1,700 jobs and lever in up to £300 million of investment has been given the go-ahead. Work to extend i54 South Staffordshire by around a third of its current size can now begin. Plans to extend to the west of the current site on the county border with ...

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Expansion at major Midlands business park set to move to next phase

i54 South Staffordshire expansion

An agreement to move forward with the land purchase and development of plots and access at a multi-million pound business park in Staffordshire is set to be approved next week. Plans to extend i54 South Staffordshire to the west of the current site on the county border with Wolverhampton were announced early this year. Now the award-winning council partnership which ...

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