Here's an interesting and encouraging piece of economic news today.
The Isle of Thanet Extra reports that as many as 1,000 jobs could be coming to the county on the back of a major development involving China.
Thanet firm Commercial Group Properties has agreed a 10-year lease on a 1,000,000sq ft development at its Manston International Business Park, which will see a host of Chinese businesses setting up on the site.
The deal is with the Beijing Association of SME (small and medium-sized enterprises) and surety is provided by Chinamex, an arm of the Chinese government.
Ed: This could be really good news with lots of different spin-off opportunities for Thanet and so I'll be watching the progress with real interest.