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Reasons to invest

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    Strongest economy outside London

    With an economy worth £28.1bn, Birmingham has a growth rate of 27.7% in the last five years and has the largest economy of any city outside London.

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    One of the best regions for foreign direct investment

    Birmingham has more international companies (7,685) than any other UK city outside London.

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  • Most entrepreneurial regional city graphic

    Most entrepreneurial regional city

    18,590 new businesses were created in Birmingham during 2018 – more than any other city outside the capital.

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  • Export performance graphic

    Export performance

    At £33.3 billion in 2017-18, exports from the West Midlands are strong.

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    Growth in tourism

    Birmingham’s visitor economy attracted a record 41.8 million visitors in 2017.

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    Better quality of life

    Birmingham ranked as having the highest quality of life of any English city outside the capital, by global Mercer Quality of Living Report 2018.

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  • Best regional city for student performance graphic

    Best regional city for student performance

    Birmingham has more schools receiving an ‘outstanding’ OFSTED inspection rating of any regional city.

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  • More people moved to Birmingham from London in 2018 graphic

    More people moved to Birmingham from London in 2018

    Birmingham was the most popular destination for people relocating out of London than anywhere else in the country.

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  • Most popular location for business tourism events graphic

    Most popular location for business tourism events

    Birmingham has been ranked the most popular destination outside London for association meetings, conferences and events, ahead of Manchester, Edinburgh and Leeds.

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  • UK’s youngest and fastest growing regional city graphic

    UK’s youngest and fastest growing regional city

    Birmingham has the highest percentage age of people under 20 of any core city at 28.6%.

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