Wolverhampton is an important Black Country City. Its economy is an important contributor to wealth and prosperity for the sub – region. More than 100,000 jobs are located in the City.
- Retail delivers a turnover of more than half a Billion £s
- More than 700 shops are located in the City Centre
- New Investment around £3.5m for the City is earmarked
- More than 1 million visitors come to Wolverhampton each year for cultural venues and the leisure entertainment offer.
This is clearly good news for Wolverhampton, a City that has a contains six venues that are listed and classified as national/regional cultural assets.
Councillor Phil Bateman said ” I am sure we will all be pleased to see these important developments. But we can do more, and we must do more. I would like to see Wolverhampton building its economy by using its historical past more. I want to see more tourists coming to explore the great history that Wolverhampton has. I want to see partnerships expanded to see areas where the volunteer groups in the City get help to deliver events.