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  • Strongest economy outside London graphic

    Strongest economy outside London

    With an economy worth £24.8bn, Birmingham has a growth rate of 19.2% in the last five years and is one of the largest growing city economies in the UK.

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    One of the best regions for jobs created from foreign direct investment

    We attracted 2,580 foreign direct investment (FDI) jobs in 2016/17 – created from 74 FDI investments.

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  • Most entrepreneurial regional city graphic

    Most entrepreneurial regional city

    17,473 new businesses were in Birmingham during 2016 – more than any other city outside the capital.

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    Leading export performance

    At £28 billion in 2016, exports from the West Midlands have grown by 12.3% in the last 12 months – the highest of any UK region.

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  • Strongest growth in international tourism graphic

    Strongest growth in international tourism

    The 1.1 million overseas visits to Birmingham in 2015 was 17% up on 2014 and the largest increase of any UK city outside London.

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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 2017.

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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 2015 graphic

    More people moved to Birmingham from London in 2015

    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

    In 2016, Birmingham was ranked most popular location for business tourism events outside London, 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 is the youngest major city in Europe – between 2006 and 2016, Birmingham’s population increased by over 100,000, well ahead of our nearest rival.

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News21st February 2018

Drone course partnership takes off with contract signing

The University of Wolverhampton has signed a partnership contract to deliver drone pilot courses over the next two years. The […]

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Event08 Mar 2018 08:00-16:00

Midlands Aerospace Alliance Conference 2018

08/03/2018 @ 8:00 am - 4:00 pm - Rolls Royce Learning and Development Centre, Derby 8 March 2018 - 08:00 - 16:00 hours At the MAA Conference delegates will hear presentations on: How big aerospace companies like Airbus and Rolls-Royce are managing their growth and what this means for smaller manufacturers and the supply chain; What the world's aerospace industry leaders are privately thinking and what their plans mean for your company; How [...]

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