West Midlands Mayor Andy Street is challenging the creative minds leading a West Midlands revolution in TV and film to win an Oscar or a Bafta for the region within five years.
I am backing plans by Solihull Council to build more than 1000 town centre homes – saying it will help ‘future proof’ the town centre while easing pressure on the cherished green belt.
A huge 4.5 million square foot ‘Gigafactory’ to build electric car batteries would help protect thousands of Solihull jobs – and create thousands more.
Jaguar Land Rover, which has a site in Solihull, has recently announced that it intends to become an "all-electric" brand.
Millions of pounds worth of investment will help Solihull bounce back after the pandemic.
This will deliver a massive transport and housing hub, which will bring quality jobs to Solihull – and help protect the green belt.
Just over four years ago I gave up my business career as the boss of John Lewis to start the job of working for our region as your West Midlands Mayor.
Plans to reclaim a massive derelict site in Walsall have taken a huge step forward – and hailed the move as ‘fantastic news for the borough and the whole region’.
I will not let the Covid pandemic stop the plans, which could generate as many as 1,100 new jobs.
I believe that the Coventry City of Culture will benefit the West Midlands in many ways.
Coventry was awarded the title in December 2017 after competing against eleven other cities.
The redevelopment of the former MG Rover ‘West Works’ in Birmingham is set to happen after the Government announced £24 million to fund Brownfield regeneration across the West Midlands including Longbridge.
Tragically Covid is threatening jobs and livelihoods in the West Midlands. So I am fighting to support local jobs and businesses across the region.
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As we rebuild our economy I am determined the West Midlands will be an economic leader again, in the industries of the future, with thousands of new jobs created.