DUDLEY’S regeneration hopes have stepped in the right direction as hundreds of jobs have been created at the DY5 enterprise zone in the space of two years.

The multi-million business site in Brierley Hill has seen the creation of over 600 jobs with a residency for 26 businesses since its launch in 2017.

The leader of Dudley council, councillor Qadar Zada, said: “This is what DY5 is all about, encouraging growth within our economy, developing confidence in doing business here and creating hundreds and eventually thousands of new jobs.

“In the two years since it launched, the zone has delivered real change and positioned itself as the place to do business.

“26 companies have already seen the value in joining us and I am confident this is the start.”

The business and innovation enterprise zone was created to be the high tech hub of the Black Countries industry connecting advanced manufacturing to the industrial site via the new Metro link to Birmingham.

The project aims to attract 300 businesses to the area and create thousands of jobs within 25 years.

The site has a wide range of business sectors ranging from industrial, retail and office from well-known brands to new, small businesses.