A new Jaguar Land Rover site is to be created in on the Staffordshire-Wolverhampton border, that will create 5000 jobs, in addition to the 800 to be employed at the new site.
The project which is now improved will provide a much needed shot in the arm to the Black Country and help maintain the Midlands as a driving force in the Automotive sector.
South Staffordshire Council leader Brian Edwards said "“Staffordshire and the Black Country are open for business,”
“This move really could change the face of the local economy for generations to come. The news couldn’t have come at a better time so let’s hope that JLR moving to i54 is just the beginning.”
Councillor Robert Marshall said: “This project will create 800 jobs, and with the increase to the supply chain it will create five times as many subsequent jobs.”
The advanced engine facility at the i54, on the edge of Wolverhampton, will manufacture a family of all-new advanced technology low emission four-cylinder petrol and diesel engines for a new range of around 40 models and could provide 500,000 engines each year.