BIRMINGHAM: AN ECONOMIC POWERHORSE
Knight Frank recently published their insights about the Birmingham property market and, according to them, Birmingham boasts some of the largest business, professional and financial services hubs outside London. In fact, Birmingham is already earning a reputation as one of United Kingdom’s (UK’s) economic centres. Take, for instance, the HS2 high-speed rail line. With HS2 stations being built in central Birmingham and the nearby town of Solihull, a wave of major regeneration projects are underway, stimulating housing schemes, office developments and connectivity projects across the region, and so on.
The statistics released by West Midlands Growth Company and research body, Global Tourism Solutions (GTS) shows that the city had a boom in the tourism sector recording a tourist footfall of 41.8 million in 2017. And with prominent events like this year's Dippy the Diplodocus — the UK’s most famous dinosaur tour in Birmingham, the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 in England and Wales, and particularly in light of the announcement that the Commonwealth Games is coming in 2022, tourism will continue to do well in the future.