BIRMINGHAM has been recognised as one of the very best places for businesses to invest their cash by international locations title, Site Selection.
The US magazine’s Best to Invest listing – ranking nations and city regions (metro areas) across the globe according to their appeal to investors – placed Birmingham fourth in its Western European metros list. The only UK city in the top ten, Birmingham ranks above Paris (5), Vienna (7), Berlin (10), Barcelona (10), Rome (12), Amsterdam (13), Zurich (15),and Brussels (17).
Wouter Schuitemaker, investment director at the city’s inward investment programme, Business Birmingham, said: “This list is produced by industry experts who analyse and compare global cities’ business offer. That Birmingham has come fourth – above Paris, Vienna, Zurich, and even Brussels – is incredibly positive.
“Birmingham attracted more inward investment than any other UK regional city in 2011 – and with our partners, we are working to build on this, and push the city to the top of companies’ EU relocation lists.” The UK is one of the EU’s leading investment destinations due to its stability, infrastructure, and investor support.