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13/03/2017
The Black Country – a first-class investment destination

Tom Westley - Blog Post:

Renowned for its ability to drive innovation, the Black Country is a first-class investment destination writes Black Country LEP board member Tom Westley as he joins the Greater Birmingham delegation to MIPIM.

Located at the heart of the Midlands, the Black Country will use MIPIM 2017 as a platform to present a mix of investment opportunities all demonstrating the Black Country’s exciting economic future and showcasing why we are a first-class investment destination.

During MIPIM, 14 – 17 March 2017 we will showcase the £2billion of investment planned across the Black Country’s strategic centres focusing on the regeneration of the Wolverhampton city centre, the exciting plans linked to our aspirations for a £1billion HVM City and the game changing proposals for our Garden City, which is set to be one of Britain’s biggest ever brownfield site regeneration programmes.

This year we will be working alongside partners from across the Midlands, exhibiting on the Midlands UK Pavilion (C16.B) to collaboratively showcase the region’s strategic plans and demonstrate how we are collectively driving forward investment opportunities.

Home to over 1.17million people and over 35,000 businesses, the Black Country economy is at a six year high. Business is booming, with an increase in new business starts, wages are up and in the last twelve months over 3000 new homes were built in the Black Country, now is the time to be part of our success story.

The Black Country will take part in a series of events at MIPIM 2017, from presentations to panel discussions and you can read about these here: http://www.investblackcountry.com/news/black-country-events-at-mipim-2017/

Alternatively if you’d like to meet our Black Country team at MIPIM please contact Invest Black Country on 08448 15 20 30 or info@investblackcountry.com 


Radio interview with Tom Westley - BBC WM

Listen to Tom Westley talking to Adrian Goldberg on the BBC WM 95.6 on 13 March about the Black Country's attendance at MIPIM 2017 – skip to 1:41:19 http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p04tpndj


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