Minister for Skills and Enterprise Matthew Hancock said: “Through the Growth Deal, £74.1million will be invested in Coventry and Warwickshire, through initiatives such as projects to improve transport links, help nurture burgeoning start-ups and boost skills across the region.
“The investment announced today will help to create up to 1000 jobs and a new Apprenticeships centre and will allow for more than 1000 homes to be built. Complemented by private sector investment, the Growth Deal will help encourage talented people to live and work in Coventry and Warwickshire and will allow local businesses to thrive.”
Jonathan Browning, chairman of the Coventry and Warwickshire Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP), today said: “There are some really important contributions to critical projects in terms of people and skill development, projects in terms of business start-ups and projects in terms of infrastructure and transport connections in the area.
“One aspect which is very true of the LEP is that we’re in no way complacent about where we are or what we need to do.
“We’re looking for more in the future. It is a great step but we need to keep momentum building as we go into the future.”
PICTURE CAPTION: At the Manufacturing Technology Centre (MTC) at Ansty, from the left, are Jonathan Browning (CWLEP chairman), Minister for Skills and Enterprise Matthew Hancock, Terry Morgan (chairman of the MTC) and Rugby MP Mark Pawsey