You can't shoehorn an inward investment where it doesn't want to go, but you can focus on where it could make the most impact.
The latest research from Breeze Strategy shows that between July-September 2011, the UK saw 110 announcements of projects that will each create more than 20 jobs, and more than half will create 100 or more jobs. These projects were created by both foreign and UK companies and are across all sectors of the economy.
The interesting part is that firms are choosing to invest and expand in the areas that need the jobs most. The top five areas, each attracting more than a thousand new jobs this summer were:
- Tees Valley
- Tyne & Wear
In fact 81% of these jobs are being created in the north and midlands - not London and the south east.
For more details see the latest Inward Investment Quarterly.