Tuesday, 4 March 2014

What is still 'Made in the Midlands'?

The West Midlands used to be the "Workshop of the World" but what is still being made in the region?

The Mini, MG Rover, the ceramic, brewing and carpet industries - all were well known and associated with the West Midlands.

But as manufacturing declined, tens of thousands of jobs were lost over the years. Unemployment in the West Midlands remains high with 226,000 people out of work, more than 1% above the UK average at 8.3%.

As the economy starts to turn around and experts predict much of the growth will be manufacturing-led, BBC Midlands Today has been looking at what is "Made in the Midlands".



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