What makes Birmingham the UK’s most investable city?

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Birmingham has undergone a huge transformation over the last 10 years as a result of significant growth and investment. Now a prospering and vibrant city, Birmingham is becoming an increasingly appealing place to live, work and invest – offering what is often described as ‘a cosmopolitan lifestyle without the price tag’. But what is it that makes Birmingham so appealing? Here City-REDI’s Charlotte Hoole takes a look…

  • No.1 UK destination for FDI – creating over 12,000 jobs in last 10 years
  • The only UK region with a trade surplus to China – £2.76 billion (2014)
  • UK’s largest share of developable land (57% in Midlands)
  • 90% of UK market within 4 hours travel
  • UK No.1 for manufacturing technology jobs – makes up 60% of exports (West Midlands)
  • 25% UK’s automotive production, 42% UK’s automotive R&D (West Midlands)
  • Highest quality of life outside London (Mercer) – no.1 destination to live for people leaving the capital
  • UK’s most entrepreneurial city outside London – 18,337 new businesses registered in 2014
  • HS2 – 38 minute journey time to London – £4 billion investment package including new international station
  • UK’s highest proportion of young people – 32.7% under 24
  • Named one of top 10 cities to visit in the world (Rough Guide 2014) – visitor economy worth £6bn
  • Birmingham Airport – fastest transfer times to London after Heathrow – 10,000,000 passengers per year – 8,000,000 spare capacity
  • Ranked in the top 20 European Cities of the Future (2014/15)
  • Diverse city – 124 languages spoken


1 thought on “What makes Birmingham the UK’s most investable city?”

  1. It’s definitely the property opportunities which are coming out. Seems that recently Birmingham lettings are becoming more and more popular.

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