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					        Mark Barrow
Strategic Director Development
   Birmingham City Council
                  Themes
• Connectivity to the global economy
• Recognising Birmingham’s role as a metro
  economic engine
• Working with others to set in place the
  conditions for local economic growth
• Strong leadership and influence
• Raising Birmingham’s profile as a competitive
  investment proposition
• Building business & investment confidence
 Positioning Birmingham in the
        global economy
• Biggest 9 cities = 49% of UK GDP
• Using our global relationships
   – Abu Dhabi, Guangzhou, Changchun, Chicago, Frankfurt,
     Mumbai, Brussels,
• Changing national & international perceptions
• A global and national portal to the UK & Europe
• Recognise our diverse population as an economic asset
• Business Birmingham, UKTI, UK Embassy
• Valuing the power of networks
   – Alumni, international companies, the power of influence
            Connectivity…
• World Class Infrastructure
  – HS2
  – Airport expansion
  – New Street & rail investment
  – Metro & Sprint
  – Highway investment
  – Smart Digital City
     • 4G, citywide Wifi, Ultra-fast Broadband 100mb
                                               CONNECTED
                                                  CITY




Public transport network for the city centre
(10 minutes by train to NEC & Airport)
                                                        SMART CITY




Tele-healthcare
On demand learning              4G Network
Traffic routing & parking       100mb Ultrafast Broadband
Smartphone applications         Using our buildings/highway assets
Smart cards
Smart buildings & Smart Grids
Internet TV                     INTELLIGENT CITY !
Internet of things !
A ‘can do’ business environment
  –   New Business Hub – Baskerville House
  –   Business Birmingham
  –   National ‘Local Better Regulation’ Pilot
  –   Find it in Birmingham
  –   Access to business finance
       • Finance Birmingham, Green Investment Bank
  – Regional Growth Funding
  – Simplified planning framework zones
       • Advanced Engineering Fund
  – Supporting Business Improvement Districts
  – Developing an employer led post 16 skills framework
      Building from strengths
• Some examples…
  –   World class health research, development & treatment
  –   UK largest cluster of life, bio, medical science business
  –   +25% of UK Digital Games production companies
  –   Centre of resurgent UK manufacturing & engineering
  –   Leading the UK’s low carbon agenda
       • Energy Savers, Plugged in Places, Carbon Reduction
  –   Sub National centre for business & finance
  –   Creative City status
  –   R&D Centre - Three Universities
  –   AAA rated Council + ‘A City Deal’
  –   City schools results above UK average
  Local Enterprise Partnership
        2020 Ambitions
• 100,000 new jobs
• £8.25bn increase in GVA
• Key sectors:
  – Advanced Manufacturing
  – Business & Financial Services
  – Clinical research & Med-tech
  – Creative & Digital
  – Low Carbon technology
  – Research & Development
  – Transport & Building Technologies

• Build a world class workforce
Enterprise Zone - Outcomes by 2025
• Up to 40,000 jobs
• £2.8 billion economic uplift in GVA
• 700,000+ sq metres of new floor space for
  professional and financial services, digital
  media, ICT and creative industries
• Business rate uplift –
  – £35m p.a. x 25 years = £875m (x 7 = £6.13bn)
• World class digital infrastructure
              Enterprise Zone
Paradise &                      Eastside &
Westside         Snow Hill      Science Park




             Wholesale Market
     Example investments !
•   New Street Station     £     630m
•   Midland Metro          £     125m
•   Airport expansion      £     125m
•   Highway/Lighting PFI £     2,700m
•   Library of Birmingham £      190m
•   Green housing retrofit £   1,500m
•   Eastside               £       60m
•   EZ (initial – bond ?)  £      350m
•   High Speed 2 Terminal £     1,000m
•       Total              £   6,680m
                  We are..
• Investing more than any other UK core city
• Developing world class public transport
  infrastructure & connectivity
• Leading the UK in becoming a “smart city”
• Leading the UK in developing green investment
  and a green economic base
• Leading the resurgence of advanced
  manufacturing
• Recognised as a Creative City
• Recognised as the UK’s leading LEP
• Developing the most ambitious EZ nationally
Tell Sid about Birmingham !

				
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