YP Comment: Major milestone in Hull's history

THE symbolism was striking as the first wind turbine blade came off the production line at the state-of-the-art Siemens factory in Hull.

Another milestone in the Humber’s green energy revolution which has the potential to fuel economic growth in the region for a generation, it is also a vote of confidence in East Yorkshire which was neglected for too long by Tory and Labour governments alike.

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Tangible evidence of what is physically possible when the public and private sectors pull in the same direction, the challenge now is attracting even more investment on this scale to the region – and making sure school-leavers harness the skills that will enable them to make the most of such opportunities in the future. Let’s hope Siemens is a turning point in Hull’s history.