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County laying foundations for new jobs as it maintains near full employment

i54 South Staffordshire expansion

Major growth projects which will begin in Staffordshire in the coming weeks will support the creation of thousands of jobs as the county maintains a position of having near full employment. Staffordshire County Council’s economic growth leader Mark Winnington said projects such as the extension of i54 South Staffordshire and the Stafford Western Access Route would boost economic growth and ...

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Information event will detail major new road scheme ahead of start of works

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People and businesses will be able to find out more about the Stafford Western Access Route at a public event with construction work set to start in the summer. The new road will enable millions of pounds worth of new housing and business development to take place.  It will also improve traffic flow in the town centre, particularly by the ...

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Train service overhaul boost for county’s residents and its economy

WM Trains

Major changes to train services in Staffordshire introduced this weekend will improve passengers’ experience and benefit business, the county’s economy leader has said. Mark Winnington is also vice chairman of the West Midlands Rail Executive, which overseas regional train services and contracts. He added that WMRE would be closely monitoring the new services, particularly in light of timetable change issues ...

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County starts new financial year on near full employment

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Staffordshire has started the new financial year on near full employment, statistics published today show. Just 1.6 per cent of the local population is claiming out of work benefits, lower than both regional (3.3 per cent) and national (2.6 per cent) averages. County council leader Philip Atkins said major new developments this year would further boost employment opportunities. He added: ...

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Project seeks digital entrepreneurs to solve social challenges in Staffordshire

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A new project is seeking digital entrepreneurs from across Staffordshire to help solve social challenges faced in the county. Two challenges, announced this week as part of the Staffordshire Digital Innovation Partnerships project, focus on growing community support and raising the aspirations of young people in the region. The launch took place at Cannock Chase High School which is one ...

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Leading manufacturer relocates to Staffordshire business park

Meaford Business Park

A leading metal pipe and hose manufacturer will be the first company to locate at a business park near Stone. Arctrend Ltd has agreed a 10-year lease to take 36,000 sq ft of industrial and logistics space at Meaford Business Park. The unit is the first building on the Staffordshire-based business park, which has planning permission for a total of ...

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£38million Liberty Park development begins

Liberty Park

Work has started on a £38million development in Staffordshire that is set to create more than 700 new jobs. Construction at Liberty Park, Lichfield, adjacent to the A38, has begun after Lichfield District Council granted planning permission for the development of two speculative industrial/logistics units. The development benefits from excellent access by road and unrivalled public transport access being located ...

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Work gets under way on final section of growth boosting city bypass

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Work on the final section of Lichfield’s southern bypass will get under way this week. The new section of road will complete what will be an essential part of the city’s infrastructure and support the delivery of new housing and future growth. The £17.5million scheme will connect the A5127 Birmingham Road with the A5206 London Road. It will involve building ...

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Staffordshire economic growth and skills development continue at pace

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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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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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