The Wolverhampton-India Project

Globalisation creates both challenges and opportunities.

The movement of goods, capital and people is greater than anything we have seen before. No nation can hide from these changes and every nation can and should take steps to equip its people, its businesses and its educational institutions to make the most of this fast changing world. 

All countries, and the cities within them, should ask, what are our strengths and how best should we use them? 

The Wolverhampton-India Project is based on an examination of this question. 

Over the past months, the City Council, the University, College, MPs and businesses within the city have developed a plan aimed at making the most of Wolverhampton’s distinct character as a British city with strong links to one of the world’s largest and fastest growing economies. Some 15% of the city’s population is of Indian origin, most from Punjab but also some from Gujarat and other parts of India. 

The project seeks to capitalise on the strength of being part of the most open outward looking country in Europe and our already strong links with India – home to one sixth of the world’s population and one fifth of the world’s young people. 

Wolverhampton has come through economic change in the 1970s and 80s and now a future of progress and new possibilities is emerging for the city – one where modern manufacturing and growth in new sectors is developing alongside an ambitious educational sector, all backed up by major regeneration investment. The Wolverhampton-India Project will initially focus on three key areas – trade, education and sport.

We will seek to make progress on all of these fronts in the coming period, but we hope to add new areas of partnership and co-operation as the project develops.

 My thanks to those partner organisations and individuals who have made this project a reality. It is an exciting and timely initiative for our city and one with which I am proud to be associated. 

Pat McFadden

Member of Parliament for Wolverhampton South-East

You can read the launch brochure for this project by clicking on the image of the brochure above.

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