ECONOMIC growth across the Staffordshire area is playing an important part in UK GDP expansion, the area's LEP chairman has said.
The Staffordshire LEP area was recently awarded one of the largest growth fund deals in the country based on ambitious long-term plans and recent economic success.
Figures show that GDP grew by 0.8 per cent in the second quarter of 2014.
The Staffordshire Enterprise Partnership chairman David Frost said: "We are seeing continued business expansion and inward investment across our area which is being supported by major transport improvements.
"Effective working between business and the public sector has been recognised by the Government as our growth deal demonstrates.
"Continued expansion at flagship companies like JCB is complemented by the growth of supply chain firms.
"The county will see considerable success over the coming years."