This project will bring a significant economic boost to the West Midlands. It will create up to 750 highly-skilled engineering and manufacturing posts at Jaguar Land Rover along with hundreds more highly-skilled manufacturing jobs in the supply chain and the wider UK economy.
The government is supporting te Jaguar Land Rover project through the “Grant for Business Investment” scheme which is providing up to £10m. The new site, known as the “i54”, will be part of one of the new Enterprise Zones set up specifically to boost local growth and attract new businesses.
“This announcement sends out strong signals to potential inward investors across the world and is a huge vote of confidence in our successful automotive sector in the UK and the skills and expertise in our workforce,” says Business Secretary Vince Cable.