Construction company Midas has suggested the government might be able to create more jobs if it worked more closely with industry organisations.
In an interview with telegraph.co.uk, executive chairman at the firm Steve Hindley claimed that the state used to have a more "working-with" relationship with industry, but that this bond has gone out of fashion somewhat.
The Midas boss noted that there are plenty of government contracts - maintenance, construction and other similar projects - waiting to be commissioned, which could provide news jobs in engineering, manual labour and related posts.
Mr Hindley remarked: "What we're trying not to do is come up with initiatives which encourage the government to break their promises on getting down the deficit. We're acutely aware of not wanting to be an organisation that says, 'pick £30 billion out of the air and spend it'."
One firm that looks set to create up 2,000 new jobs is developer Goodman, which has been given permission by Cheshire East Council to build a storage and distribution centre to the south of Crewe - meaning the firm is ready to make improvements around Junction 16 of the M6.
According to thisisstaffordshire.co.uk, Goodman needed to expand its development site, as its previous approval to undertake manufacturing, office and warehousing work was given while the land was under different ownership.