MIDLANDS BOOSTER

Over 40,000 jobs could be created in the West Midlands by European Commission approval of £340m of funds for the area’s regeneration. The move could also trigger £1.6bn of private sector investment. Helping medium-sized and small businesses and growing R&D are among the scheme’s priorities.

Over 40,000 jobs could be created in the West Midlands by European Commission approval of £340m of funds for the area’s regeneration. The move could also trigger £1.6bn of private sector investment. Helping medium-sized and small businesses and growing R&D are among the scheme’s priorities.