"The reality is that transport, or any other form of infrastructural investment, will not of itself address the underlying economic problems of South East Wales or the social consequences.
“Perhaps, just perhaps, if steered toward the best approach to equitable outcomes, it could form part of a a broader answer.”
Janet Jones, chair of FSB Wales' policy unit, said: “Whilst there is broad support for the Metro project important questions remain over what sort of economic impact the scheme will have.
“At FSB Wales we are particularly concerned that any regeneration benefits from the project must be felt not only in Cardiff, but in communities across South East Wales that are served by the Metro network.
“The Metro scheme may be one of the biggest single investments in infrastructure in South East Wales and forms an important part of the Cardiff City Deal, but we need to ensure that it produces the best possible outcomes for our communities.”