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Business confidence in Dudley and the Black Country is well established. 1.1 million people and 34,000 companies are taking advantage of the region’s many benefits:

  • Strong, economically active local population with a growing future workforce (5-15 year olds grew by 7.2% 1991-2001).
  • Multi-skilled and flexible local workforce trained to the highest standards.
  • Additional access to a workforce of around 2.5 million people within the West Midlands conurbation.
  • Within the Black Country alone only 449,800 people are in employment although there are 650,100 of a working age (2007).
  • Of those of a working age within the Black Country, 17.4% of people are qualified to NVQ level 4 or equivalent (2007).
  • Affordable local workforce with average median earnings £20,000-£21,700 pa across the Black Country compared with £22,500 for the West Midlands and £24,000 for the UK as a whole (2007).
  • Well established local training infrastructure with nearby Wolverhampton University, adept at engaging with partners, agencies and industry to offer the latest skills, experience and technology for studies.
  • Nearby Merry Hill can provide for your leisure hours, from the vibrant scene of bars and restaurants alongside The Waterfront to the pure open spaces provided by the neighbouring Clent and Lickey Hills.
  • For shopping, Merry Hill offers one of Europe’s premier shopping centres right on your doorstep.
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