BIRM­ING­HAM: AN ECO­NOMIC POWERHORSE

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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.

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