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Investment overview

Making Staffordshire Right For Business

We firmly believe that Staffordshire can be one of the strongest performing economies in the UK, driven by high-tech industries and innovative local business, all supported by the UK’s best connectivity.

Our ten-year Economic Growth programme is about just that and our capital investment programme is well on the way to generating almost 30,000 jobs.

We have helped make Staffordshire right for business through several investments worth over £87m into key development sites including:

  • i54 South Staffordshire,
  • Redhill Business Park,
  • Meaford Business Park,
  • Liberty Park in Lichfield
  • and Innovation Centre 5 (IC5) at Keele University Science and Innovation Park.

To capitalise on continued demand for business ready accommodation we are continuing to invest in new sites across Staffordshire. Sites currently being identified for future development include:

Staffordshire Means Jobs and Growth

We’ve helped to create over 19,000 new and better-paid jobs and are well ahead of our target to create 27,000 jobs by 2024.

With the Stoke-on-Trent and Staffordshire Local Enterprise Partnership and our partners, the county council is at the forefront of delivering £360m of investment across the county – creating the infrastructure to unlock economic growth and bring forward much needed development sites.

Skills and employability 

Together, we are also making huge impacts on the skills gap. The county council is proud to lead on work for the Stoke-on-Trent and Staffordshire LEP to boost skills and employability. The investment of £37m over four years has benefited over 15,000 people to date, with a further 3,000 by December 2019.

High Tech, Advanced Engineering and Medi Specialism

Through our investment in Staffordshire we have helped to make Staffordshire the centre of a thriving medical technologies sector with companies such as Erigal, Biocomposites, Recipharma Cobra Biologics, Puricore, DERMA and TRB Chemedica making their home at Keele University Science and Innovation Park. The MOD has also recently located the Defence Medical Services Training Centre at Whittington Barracks, Lichfield.

Staffordshire is also leading the way in the engineering sector with companies like, Zytek Automotive, Unimerco, Maier and Clayton Equipment making the county home to their UK base. Jaguar Land Rover decided to make the hi-tech i54 South Staffordshire site, which the county council helped to fund, home of their brand new £500m advanced engine plant.

By focusing our investments, and creating the right conditions for further economic growth we are making sure that we continue to be right for business. 

Our Sites and Projects

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Date:
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