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Connected city

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Connected city

We have regional, national, European and global connections. To keep us ahead £1.3 billion will be invested in our networks by 2015.

Easy access to 400 million people across Europe

90% of UK consumers are within four hours travel time

High Speed 2 rail  – London in less than 45 minutes 

50 airlines serving more than 140 routes worldwide


Multi-sector strengths

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Multi-sector strengths

Our talented people use their skills and expertise across a range of key sectors.

60% of the UK’s automotive R&D from the region

More BPFS companies than Zurich, Manchester and Edinburgh

23,700 people in architecture and engineering

500 medical technology companies, more than any other UK region


Space to breathe

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Space to breathe

Birmingham was voted best UK city outside of London for quality of life (Mercer Quality of Living 2012).


With more than 600 parks and open spaces and Sutton Park as one of the largest urban parks in Europe there is always space to breathe

Slow down. Explore more miles of canal than Venice

Secure future - 10 Local Nature Reserves and 156 designated nature conservation sites


World class city of culture

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World class city of culture

Indoors, outdoors, participate, watch or find space and quiet to get away from it all. You will always be able to relax and unwind.

Birmingham was ranked among the New York Times’ top 20 international destinations to visit.

Explore cuisine from more than 27 countries and dine in more Michelin star restaurants than any other English city outside London

More than 500,000 works of art in one square mile


High quality workforce

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High quality workforce

Our large talent pool is highly ranked now. It will stay that way.

4.3 million people of working age within an hour of the city

Over 300,000 students and 100,000 graduates within an hour’s drive of the city

A digital hub - for example 21% of the UK's games industry workforce is here

Nearly 1 million people speak a second language


Growth engine

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Growth engine

Our £94 billion regional economy will grow 20% by 2020

Innovative economic zones generating £1.5bn and 50,000 new jobs

Home to 75,000 companies, 1,190 of which are international

Our population will grow to 1.17million by 2018 (ONS)

Birmingham New Street helps move nearly 25million passengers annually

Europe's youngest city, with under 25's nearly 40% of our population


Bold regeneration

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Bold regeneration

We are investing £18 billion by 2026 in a bold 21st Century regeneration plan.

£1.3 billion will be invested in road, rail and air networks by 2015

£25 million is going in to the Digital Media Academy and £188 million on the new Library of Birmingham

£600 million redevelopment of New Street Station is underway

With a £94 billion regional economy, the West Midlands is providing a major engine of UK growth outside London, and is the manufacturing heart of the country.The automotive sector is playing a leading role in fuelling economic growth with 600,000 vehicles manufactured in the region each year and iconic brands such as Jaguar Land Rover, Aston Martin, Honda, Bentley, Toyota, Westfield, Morgan, BMW and MG Motor UK all located within one hour of Birmingham.

西米德兰兹当地年经济总产值达940亿英镑,此地区是促进英国经济增长的主要引擎,也是整个英国的制造业中心。此地区的汽车制造业对推动经济发展起到了持续性的主导作用。这个地区每年制造60万量车,包括一些标志性牌的汽车,如捷豹、路虎、阿斯顿·马丁、本田、丰田、威势飞、摩根、宝马和英国名爵等都在距离伯明翰一小时的路程内。

“The West Midlands has long been the UK’s automotive heartland. With a rich heritage of precision automotive excellence together with extensive investment sites, a highly-skilled workforce and strong engineering pedigree, the area is an ideal location for Chinese firms to operate, grow, and carry out high value Research and Development (R&D)."
西米德兰兹一直是英国的汽车制造中心。这里有丰富的文化遗产和先进的制造工厂,有技术娴熟的工人和雄厚的工程背景,这一切都使之成为中国企业运营、发展及进行高价值研发的理想之地。

For information please contact our investment team on 0121 202 5076 or email [email protected]

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