I sometimes think Newton Aycliffe has punched below its weight in the past, but we're now seeing it punch its weight
How we boost employment in the region and whether or not the North-east can punch its weight
with other parts of the North are also likely subjects.
She said the region does not punch its weight
when it comes to attracting start-ups and entrepreneurs.
While the West Midlands continues to punch its weight
as a region in terms of investment, Wouter Schuitemaker, investment director for Business Birmingham - the inward investment programme for Birmingham, the Black Country and Solihull said it remained disadvantaged by an unlevel playing field in terms of the incentives it could offer potential investors.
Issues include the perception and inability of Barry to punch its weight
, a poor transport infrastructure, and a lack of public sector resources.
But I think football doesn't really punch its weight
in those corridors.
It may not be as bad as the 1970s, but it's still going to be difficult because Merseyside does not punch its weight
in manufacturing or in financial services.
Coral has a fantastic shop estate and a terrific brand, but it has yet to punch its weight
in the online space and there is a huge appetite in the company to do just that.
While the expansion of the airport has not pleased some, there can be no denying it is a major regional asset which ensures the North East can punch its weight
on the world stage.
AWM chairman Nick Paul said: "We welcome the Business and Enterprise Committee taking the time to visit the West Midlands to see how partners here are adding value to the regional economy and helping UK Plc punch its weight
It will enable the network to better punch its weight
against BSkyB and the BBC.
How we boost employment in the region and whether or not the North East can punch its weight
with other parts of the North are also likely subjects and The Journal is also calling upon businesses to get in touch with their suggested questions via twitter @jnlbusiness.
All of which paints a sorry picture of a region that is failing miserably to punch its weight
in the world of football.
Sue Yates, who chaired the pre-BID board, said the vote would allow Solihull to punch its weight
in the region.