A multi-million pound development boom is set to transform North Staffordshire into a national hotspot for one of the fastest growing UK manufacturing sectors.
Fifteen modular builders visited the county recently to examine the availability of manufacturing facilities.
Although no deals have been signed, each new factory could create up to 300 jobs - 150 at the manufacturing facility and the rest assembling the modules at the building site.
Staffordshire is in pole position to attract new factories, with it being close to three modular building pathfinder sites.
The Government wants Liverpool, Manchester, Stoke, Birmingham, Sheffield and Stoke to lead the way, with 20 per cent of all social housing constructed off site from materials such as fibre glass boards.
InStaffs, the Staffordshire inward investment agency, believes there is no better time for the area to target some of the world's largest method of modern construction players, with the expected £5 billion regeneration drive creating a host of landmark developments.
The Renew housing market renewal in the area, will see £800 million being spent on regenerating houses in the Stoke, Newcastle and Staffordshire Moorlands areas.
Chief executive John de Kanter said: "The RENEW housing market renewal, is committed to refurbishing 50,000 properties and building 15,000 new homes, and signals an unprecedented opportunity for companies specialising in off-site manufactured housing to get a piece of the action.
"The Government has indicated increasing housing and residential supply is a national priority and MMC is seen as a way of managing demands for construction projects to be quicker and more cost-effective.
"Benefits are numerous and include improvements to health and safety and reduced CO2 emissions through efficient designs and production methods."
A delegation from Germany came from Staffordshire to examine possibilities for new manufacturing sites.
The scale of the construction boom is also seen in the recent commitment to education in the sector, with the opening of Stoke-on-Trent College's Centre of Vocational Excellence in Construction ensuring that local 'manpower' is available to fulfil the industry demand.
Mr de Kanter said: "Companies will find an attractive range of markets within an hour's drive from North Staffs and, when you combine that with the cost-effective, quality accommodation at venues like Chatterley Valley and Trentham Lakes, the arguments for re-location are very strong.
"As the £3.5 billion 'Masterplan' is developed, innovative and design-led architecture will be used to unite historic and modern buildings to create a world-class city centre.
"This will open up amazing opportunities for architects, surveyors and MMC firms to create the 'Grand Designs' of the future, something that will really put North Staffordshire on the map."