Fast Facts

Birmingham is currently experiencing an unprecedented period of change as billions of pounds in investment transform the city’s economy.

Over the next decade this will continue at a dramatic pace as new jobs, transport facilities and residential communities are delivered. The impact of this will see Birmingham realise its full potential, becoming a truly international city at the centre of a successful region and a driving force of the UK.

Employment

Employment

Highest number of employees of any city outside London with just under 500,000.

Start Ups

Start Ups

Birmingham is second only to London in terms of the total number of start ups.

Growth

Growth

Birmingham has seen the fastest growth in business numbers in the country.

Investment

Investment

More jobs created from foreign direct investment than any other region.

HS2

HS2

Birmingham will be at the heart of the UK High Speed Rail network with HS2.

Quality of Life

Quality of Life

Birmingham ranked as having the highest quality of life of any English city outside the capital.