West Mid­lands the ideal place for C4

Birmingham Post - - NEWS -

DEAR Edi­tor, I want to ex­press my whole­hearted sup­port for the bid by our Mayor Andy Street and the West Mid­lands Com­bined Au­thor­ity to get Chan­nel 4 to re­lo­cate to our re­gion.

The West Mid­lands is the ideal place for Chan­nel 4, which has a youth ori­en­tated re­mit. We have the youngest and most di­verse pop­u­la­tion in the UK, fu­ture fast trans­port links to Lon­don through HS2, and one of the largest dig­i­tal sec­tors in the coun­try – cur­rently em­ploy­ing 25,000 peo­ple!

Bring­ing Chan­nel 4 to the re­gion can only help boost the West Mid­lands tech clus­ter, in­creas­ing the econ­omy by an es­ti­mated £5 bil­lion by 2030.

With cross party sup­port through­out the re­gion, and back­ing from pub­lic bod­ies and

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