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Growth programme goes from strength to strength with near full employment in county

Staffordshire’s economic growth programme has supported the creation of nearly 7,000 jobs in four years as continued near full employment in the county was confirmed again today. A cabinet report being discussed this week states that sites and projects forming the county council’s economic growth programme have so far created or safeguarded 6,835 jobs and delivered 301 houses up to ...

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Partnership launched to boost digital innovation in communities and businesses

David Whitehouse InLIFE

A partnership which will explore and deliver digital innovation in Staffordshire to improve people’s lives and boost business productivity has been officially launched. Staffordshire County Council and Staffordshire University will be working together to create a range of opportunities to support a thriving local economy, increase skills and improve health and wellbeing by making the most of the latest digital ...

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Get Online and make the most of digital technology

Get Online Week

People are being urged to find out how they can improve their day-to-day living through digital technology and getting connected during national Get Online Week. The awareness week, which runs from Monday October 15 to Sunday October 21, aims to improve social inclusion for all ages through greater use of technology. Run by the Good Things Foundation charity, the campaign ...

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Bridge over the A50 demolished

bridge demolition

A bridge which spanned the A50 for more than 30 years has been demolished in a single weekend. Engineers worked round-the-clock from Friday evening until 3.15am on Oct 1 to remove the bridge which carried the A522 across the dual carriageway near Uttoxeter. It is being replaced by a new bridge, with three new roundabouts, new slip roads and link ...

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Million pound interest free loan scheme for businesses to kick-start development

Dunston Business Village

Businesses with ambitious development plans could benefit from a new round of funding which kick-starts projects and boosts growth. The latest round of the Growing Places Fund is making £1 million available in interest-free loans to support infrastructure projects. Projects could include development of commercial space including retail, housing or connections that will lead to more investment, regeneration and job ...

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Thriving businesses mark enterprise centre’s 20th anniversary

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Businesses from a range of sectors based at a county council enterprise centre are marking the facility’s 20th anniversary. Waterside Enterprise Centre in Burton is home to 35 businesses at the Centrum 100 site on the edge of the town. The centre has 60 office units and 12 workshop units. It has proved popular with businesses over two decades because ...

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Near full employment in county as business sites continue to thrive

Four Ashes Park

Staffordshire’s thriving business sites are boosting job opportunities as the county continues to see near full employment. Statistics released today show that just 1.3 per cent of Staffordshire’s working age population claims out of work benefits. This is lower that both regional (2.8 per cent) and national (2.1 per cent) averages and has remained the same for the last three ...

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New rural business gets off ground after receiving slice of growth funding

Wissage Bakery Ltd

A farming couple have bounced back from financial ruin with a thriving new food production business. They have launched a bakery selling premium quality meat-based baked produce. The Wissage Bakehouse Ltd is now operating at Little Aston Farm near Stafford. Linda Young and Peter Read obtained support from the Staffordshire Rural Enterprise Programme, which is funded by the European Regional ...

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Tamworth sees near total superfast broadband coverage thanks to county roll-out

Tamworth now has near total superfast broadband coverage thanks to a county council scheme that’s making faster download speeds available to most of Staffordshire. The Superfast Staffordshire programme, run jointly with BT Group and the government’s Broadband Delivery UK (BDUK) programme, has helped to bring download speeds of at least 24 Mbps to virtually all homes and businesses across the ...

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Businesses can benefit from full fibre broadband connection with voucher boost

Staffordshire businesses can improve efficiency through full fibre broadband connection using vouchers worth up to £3,000. The Government operated £67 Million Gigabit Broadband Voucher Scheme is available to all small and medium sized businesses and can either be for one company or a group on a shared network build. This is a future proof connection of up to 1gigabit (1000 ...

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