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Switchstaffs supports Get Online as 80,000 benefit from faster broadband

Staffordshire communities are making the switch to superfast broadband thanks to a county council partnership which has enabled 80,000 properties to connect. Tens of thousands of homes and businesses are already benefiting from faster speeds thanks to work carried out by the county council’s £32 million Superfast Staffordshire partnership with Openreach and UK Government. The team is urging those still ...

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Long-term plan for new homes and economic growth finalised

A long-term plan to coordinate future development and economic growth opportunities across Staffordshire has been approved by the county council’s cabinet. The county’s Strategic Infrastructure Plan (SIP) will support the construction of new homes and ensure these communities are provided with job opportunities, high quality transport, leisure facilities and excellent digital connections. It will tie in with the county’s green ...

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Main road in Cannock set to reopen next month

MacArthurGlen Designer Outlet Cannock

Work to create access to a multi-million-pound designer outlet and improve surrounding roads will move to its next phase next month. The works being carried out by the county council will pave the way for the McArthurGlen Designer Outlet West Midlands in Cannock, which is set to be completed in 2020. The scheme will provide access to the £160 million ...

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Continued focus on better paid jobs as county maintains near full employment rate

OMICRON Redhill

A drive to create better skilled and better paid jobs remains the focus in Staffordshire as the county continues to maintain near full employment. Figures issued today show that in Staffordshire just two per cent of the local population claims out-of-work benefits. This is lower than both regional (3.7 per cent) and national (2.8 per cent) figures. The county council ...

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National award for young farmer

A farmer who began his career on a rented farm at the age of 21 has won a national award. Sam Bailey, of Green Lane Farm, Yarlet, was chosen by Farmers Weekly as its young Farmer of the Year. Sam, now 23, originally from Eccleshall, is milking 140 cows, as well as tending a flock of 250 sheep, and is ...

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Staffordshire’s economic growth programme gathers strength

IC5 Keel

More jobs are being created at business development sites with county council involvement and its skills programme is exceeding its target, a new report states. An economic growth programme update details progress and achievements since it started in 2014 and in particular recent successes. One site developed with county council investment – Innovation Centre 5 (IC5) at Keele Science and ...

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Growth plan to improve economy and wellbeing in South Staffordshire

Gestamp South Staffordshire

An agreement which builds on an established partnership to grow the economy in South Staffordshire and further strengthen communities has been formed by the county and district councils.  The South Staffordshire Growth Agreement follows on from two successful district deals between the councils over the last six years which set out a range of regeneration projects and initiatives to increase ...

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Stafford firm Saint-Gobain Abrasives celebrate opening of brand-new headquarters and distribution centre

Unicorn House at Redhill

Stafford-based firm Saint-Gobain Abrasives UK has celebrated the relocation of its head office and distribution centre to a county council-developed business park. Previously based at the old Universal Grinding Wheel Co Ltd site in Doxey, the new Saint-Gobain Abrasives building, named Unicorn House, is now located on the Redhill Business Park, just off J14 of the M6. An opening event ...

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County business sites creating more skilled jobs

IC5 Keel

Business sites across Staffordshire are continuing to create skilled and better paid jobs as the county maintains near full employment. Staffordshire County Council’s economic growth leader Mark Winnington said that with sites like i54 South Staffordshire, Redhill in Stafford and Four Ashes fully occupied or nearly fully occupied, he was confident of more opportunities in the future. At Keele University ...

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Staffordshire business completes multi-million-pound contract with loan fund backing

A Staffordshire construction company which has been supported by a county council loan fund is celebrating the completion of a multi-million-pound building project in Birmingham’s Jewellery Quarter. Rugeley-based PJ Installations has been working on a contract at the St. George’s Urban Village project on Carver Street for the past 17 months, which was made possible thanks to funding from the ...

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