Black Country Gears For Global Economic Recognition


Black Country paving way for Global Economic Dreams. . . . by Asian Lite News

(L-R) Dr Chris Handy, Ninder Johal, Lord Digby Jones and Sarah Middleton
(L-R) Dr Chris Handy, Ninder Johal, Lord Digby Jones and Sarah Middleton

Black Country is gearing towards a global recognition in the field of business and economy. Over 150 guests from public and private sector organisations, bodies and businesses in the Black Country were presented with an up-date on the transformation of the Black Country economy at the Black Country LEP Annual Conference on Wednesday 11 May at West Bromwich Albion Football Club.

This conference was seen as a benchmark in providing an impetus to the clack country and its prominence in global competitiveness. It was hosted by ITV Central’s Sameena Ali-Khan; and speakers included Dr Chris Handy, Ninder Johal, Keith Ireland and Lord Digby Jones. Some of the topics that were covered include Population Growth, Jobs Growth, Wages Growth, Business Growth and the likes.

Dr Chris Handy OBE, Black Country LEP Board Member said: “The Black Country is making fantastic progress and the Annual Economic Review reports good news for employment and skills with a growing workforce and more residents gaining education and training as well as highlighting that the Black Country is the place for business with increases in active businesses and new businesses. The Black Country LEP will continue to move forward in 2016 working collaboratively to cement the Black County’s position as a prime location to live, work and invest in.”

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