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fDi manufacturing jobs figures put Wolverhampton on top

City of Wolverhampton has been ranked as the number one Western European City for manufacturing in terms of job creation.

i54 aerial view
i54

The figures have been released by fDi Magazine - the flagship publication for the fDi Intelligence portfolio and published by the Financial Times Ltd.

The West Midlands region was also ranked number one in the Western European State standings for manufacturing in relation to job creation.

The region welcomed almost 17,000 jobs between January 2012 and December 2016, with 3,289 of them in the City of Wolverhampton. In the city top 10, Wolverhampton finished ahead of Graz (Austria), Barcelona (Spain), Solihull (UK), Vigo (Spain), Coventry (UK), Birmingham (UK), Sunderland (UK), Swindon (UK), and Valladolid (Spain).

Councillor John Reynolds, City of Wolverhampton Council Cabinet Member for City Economy, said: "Manufacturing has always been the bedrock of our city's economy and these figures demonstrate our strength in Europe and globally.

"There is £3.7 billion of investment on site or in the pipeline in the City of Wolverhampton fuelling our regeneration plans and delivering thousands of jobs.

"Manufacturing is a key component of this and we have made a conscious effort to provide strong support in this sector.

"A prime example of the success we are achieving is shown at i54, where in recent months, ERA and Tentec Ltd have joined Jaguar Land Rover, MOOG, Eurofins, and ISP as top class manufacturers."

Companies interested in finding out more about investment opportunities in the City of Wolverhampton should visit INVEST Wolverhampton or call City Investment Manager, Richard Nicklin, on 07464 981823.

  • released: Wednesday 26 April, 2017