The Birmingham Economic Review 2017 featured in Birmingham Mail and BQ Live

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The Birmingham Economic Review 2017, produced by City-REDI, the Greater Birmingham Chambers of Commerce and the West Midlands Growth Company has received great press coverage in the Birmingham Mail and BQ Live.

The review highlights the current strengths and weakness of the Birmingham economy, as well as looking at the opportunities and threats that might impact upon it in the future.

Some of the strengths of the Birmingham economy include having a high GVA growth rate, being strategically located at the heart of major transport networks and having a vibrant and growing visitor economy.

Whilst weaknesses include a lower than average proportion of the population aged 30-44 and a lower than average employment rate.

Major investment in infrastructure from HS2, Midland Metro and the West Midlands Rail franchise provide a fantastic opportunity for catalysing further investment and growth.

Whilst the lack of investment from domestic firms to improve productivity is a threat to the development of the Birmingham economy.

A successful launch event was held yesterday at the University of Birmingham, and we will be producing an event report next week.

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