It’s certainly been a busy first year for Mr Street

’Opportunities are coming’ says West Midlands Mayor after first year in office

The Mayor was outlining the region’s economic success story at a ’State of the Region’ event at One Friargate in Coventry this morningGet daily updates directly to your inboxSubscribeSee our privacy noticeThank canada goose clearance sale you for subscribingSee our privacy noticeCould not subscribe, try again laterInvalid EmailMayor canada goose uk shop Andy Street says he feels that the West Midlands has made significant progress under his leadership over the past 12 months.Speaking after hearing the report of the country’s first ever uk canada goose outlet Leadership Commission, Mr Street said that his message to the voters was that opportunities are coming.And canada goose black friday sale he pointed to a series of economic indicators as evidence that the West Midlands is heading in the right direction.Right at the start of the Mayoralty we said that this has got to be good for the region, and that things have got to get better through this way of doing things, he said.And if you look at the recent numbers for job creation, best rate of job creation in the country, second best production in unemployment, Canada Goose Online when you stand and look at that, and canada goose factory sale think of uk canada goose the historical time this is for the West Midlands, you have to say this canadian goose jacket last canada goose store year has been a really good period for us.And its the same with a number of economic indicators. And you stand back from it all and you think Canada Goose Outlet yes, this is good.It’s certainly been a busy first year for Mr Street. His successes have ranged from acquiring 350 million from the government for housing to helping the region to secure the Commonwealth Games and City of Culture titles.Revamped railway station will Canada Goose online be Cov’s answer to Grand Central according to mayorSo what does he feel has been the most important factor in achieving these successes?Most importantly of all I do feel, delivering those results, that we worked well as a team across the West Midlands, he said.I never said this was about one person in a white tabard doing it himself, not at all. Do I feel that weve worked really well as a team? Yes I do.Its how weve won lots of competition, its how weve given government confidence to invest in us, canada goose uk outlet thats how Canada Goose Parka you then see the outcomes later on. So Im feeling quite chipper about it.Things weren’t always rosy for Andy and his team, though.With a Labour majority of 5 to 2 at the time, it was seen as a party political move from an organisation that was not supposed to be political.Contactless payment rolled out across West Midlands buses following successful Coventry trialEveryone points to that one example, but to be honest its the only example in the whole of the year, says Andy, referencing the vote.So I think, any team that would have a faultless understanding without any debate, I dont think is very robust.But what I think weve done is move Canada Goose Jackets on from that pretty quickly, were making investment decisions now having of course plugged the gap in the investment plan with the money that weve brought in from the business rate uplift.So actually I would say families have little debates, that was one of those, weve moved on.And what the Mayor wants to move on to next is tackling the region’s skills shortage.High skilled areas of the economy are growing fast, buy canada goose jacket yet there aren’t enough high skilled workers to take on the jobs being canada goose clearance created. Through skills training, Mr Street hopes that this can be addressed, while also potentially having an impact on youth unemployment numbers.

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