City-REDI and the Greater Birmingham Chambers of Commerce are working together to produce the Birmingham Economic Review for 2018. This annual review is an in-depth exploration of the economy of England’s second city and is a high-quality resource for organisations seeking to understand the city to inform research, policy or investment decisions.
The 2018 edition is being organised according to the five foundations of the UK’s Industrial Strategy, aimed at creating a national economy that boosts productivity and earning power throughout the UK. It will help to inform Birmingham’s approach to the UK’s Industrial Strategy for achieving a more productive and inclusive local economy that draws on the strengths of the city and works inclusively across industry, academia and civil society.
We have structured the report this year around the 5 pillars of the government’s national industrial strategy: ideas, people, infrastructure, business environment and places.
Professor Simon Collinson, director of City-REDI, said:
“There are signs that the Birmingham city-region is becoming more creative, innovative and attractive as a location for R&D investment, leading firms and talented people. This momentum provides an excellent base for our city-region to weather Brexit uncertainties and benefit from the new opportunities presented by rapid global change. To build on this momentum we need strong partnerships between local organisations and a coherent regional industrial strategy underpinned by intelligent analysis to support informed decision-making. I hope you will agree that this report and the wider collaboration between the University of Birmingham and local partners helps us meet these challenges.”
A launch event for the Birmingham Economic Review 2018 will be held at the University of Birmingham on the 12th October 2018, 07:30 – 09:30.
To book a place and find out more, please click here.
We look forward to seeing you there!