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Advantage West Midlands is to provide £6.5m of funding for the development of a new centre for intelligent transport innovations at the MIRA site near Hinckley, and it will be known as InnovITS-Advance.
Advantage West Midlands has won planning permission to build a further 400,000 sq ft of office space at the Ansty Park development near Coventry.
Advantage West Midlands is to help fund the development of a £9m traditional glass-making centre in Stourbridge by 2011, including a visitors' centre and the creation of more than 30 jobs.
Advantage West Midlands has awarded funding of £4.3m for the development of a £250m university quarter in Stoke-on-Trent, providing space for Staffordshire University, Stoke Further Education College and Sixth Form College.
Advantage West Midlands and Gazeley UK have unveiled plans for the development of a £50m logistics park at Chatterley Valley in North Staffordshire by 2009, including 385,000 sq ft of warehouse space and up to 500 jobs.
Advantage West Midlands is to contribute £3m to the running costs of the new Investbx stock exchange due to open in Birmingham this summer.
Advantage West Midlands is to help fund the £26m Motorsport Development UK scheme, which aims to encourage innovation in motor sport, including the development of energy-efficient racing and a virtual academy.
Advantage West Midlands is to provide £9m of funding for the £60m redevelopment of Chelmsley Wood town centre near Solihull, including the refurbishment of the existing shopping centre.
Advantage West Midlands and the DTI have announced grants of £7m for the creation of a national nanotechnology centre at the University of Birmingham under the name of Materials Solutions, with the creation of 25 jobs.
Advantage West Midlands is looking to set up a "motor city" near Coventry over the next two years, in order to house up to 30 companies and boost the region's car industry.
Advantage West Midlands is in talks with the Project Kimber consortium and Access Capital about the possibility of reviving production of the Healey sports car in Coventry, which could create 200 jobs.
Advantage West Midlands and the Heritage Lottery Fund are to help fund the development of a £10m Wedgwood pottery museum at Barlaston near Stoke-on-Trent by 2007.
Advantage West Midlands has awarded a £1m grant to Eccleshall Biomass to fund the development of a £6.5m grass-fuelled power station in Staffordshire.
Advantage West Midlands has awarded a £3.6m grant for the development of a £5.8m Centre for Constructing Excellence at Wolverhampton University School of Engineering later this year.
Advantage West Midlands has awarded a £1.7m grant to Harley-Davidson, the US motorcycles company, to set up a training centre at Bromsgrove North East Worcestershire College.
Advantage West Midlands has submitted outline plans to Oswestry Borough Council to build a "health village", including GP, pharmacy and dentistry services, as part of the £15m redevelopment of the Former Railway Land site.
Advantage West Midlands is in discussions with Telford & Wrekin Council, Polymer Training and Rapra Technology, about the possibility of setting up a National Polymer Innovation Centre.
Advantage West Midlands is in talks with Encapsulated Waste about plans to build a £5m factory to recycle electronic equipment into place mats, coasters and tiles.
Advantage West Midlands and St Modwen Developments are submitting plans to build a £100m business park on a 40-acre site at the MG Rover plant in Longbridge.
Advantage West Midlands has announced a £24m investment in the development of e-commerce across the region, which could lead to the creation of nearly 1,000 jobs.
Advantage West Midlands is considering plans to invest £3.2m in a new regional stock exchange for Birmingham, and a tender is expected to be issued later this year to find a supplier for the trading system.
Advantage West Midlands has announced a £4.6m scheme to establish a network of "learning zones" on industrial estates in Herefordshire, Worcestershire and Shropshire, in order to improve workforce skills and create 60 new jobs.
Advantage West Midlands is planning to invest £64m transforming a 90-hectare site between Wolverhampton and south Staffordshire into a new industrial location for a single major employer.
Advantage West Midlands is said to be planning to develop a £5m nanotechnology research centre, and details are expected to be announced in July.
Advantage West Midlands and Calthorpe Estates have announced plans to set up a technology and science park at the Pebble Mill studios in Birmingham, in preparation for when the BBC staff vacate the site next year.
Advantage West Midlands has announced proposals for the development of a £80m national centre for microsystems and nanotechnology in Birmingham, which could lead to the creation of about 3,000 jobs.
Advantage West Midlands is planning to set up a £1.5m centre of excellence for manufacturing in order to provide resources, training and research services to firms throughout the region, and a suitable site is being sought.
Advantage West Midlands and Birmingham University are considering plans to set up a £200m research park at Longbridge to specialise in the development of nanotechnology.
Advantage West Midlands has announced that Bidcom, the US engineering, building and e-business services company, is to set up a UK headquarters in Rugby, with the creation of 125 jobs over the next three years.
Advantage West Midlands and Urban Splash have announced plans for the £42m redevelopment of the Fort Dunlop building in Birmingham, to create a retailing, leisure and residential complex and about 500 jobs.