City-REDI’s John Bryson, Professor of Enterprise and Competitiveness at Birmingham Business School, spoke on BBC West Midlands last week. He was asked to respond to recent figures released by Centre for Cities that suggest that cities in the West Midlands are in a stronger position to tackle the challenges of Brexit that those in the south of the UK.
During the interview, Professor John Bryson suggests that the major reason for the West Midland’s resilience to Brexit is due to its strong exporting links with countries outside the EU, especially the US and China. Rather than Brexit, John suggests that the move towards autonomous vehicles and the end of diesel and petrol engines will be much greater threats for the West Midlands.
You can listen to the full interview here (interview starts at 55:00).
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