Great news for Staffordshire jobs!

I’m delighted that international automotive giant Jaguar Land Rover has announced this morning that it is coming to Staffordshire.

celebrating JLRs announcementThe prestige car maker has chosen Staffordshire as the location for a brand new manufacturing plant, and is bringing many of their suppliers along too, creating thousands of new jobs.  This is fantastic news for Staffordshire’s prosperity and our economic champions have been right at the heart of the drive to convince this massively prestigious company to join the Staffordshire business community. JLR is moving onto the county council’s South Staffordshire i54 business park.

This announcement is the culmination of months of behind the scenes hard work by the county council’s politicians and officers to persuade JLR to choose Staffordshire.  And it’s a massive coup as the company could have chosen anywhere in the world.  

The county council has already made a significant investment to support business growth in Staffordshire this year. And we have already had a string of big names announcing they are growing their business in Staffordshire.  We will be doing everything we can now to encourage other hi-tech companies to follow JLR in profiting from our prime location, skilled workforce and business friendly partnerships. 

You can read the full story on line and see a short video at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IoI3CTnZ3Ac

Another great success for everyone involved, the county council overall and most importantly for Staffordshire people!

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