Midlands: A special relationship
In recent years, Birmingham has stolen a march on other business centres in attracting quality corporate work from overseas and is now acting as a gateway for large US corporates dealing with Europe. David Hull reports
The past 12 months have witnessed a major upturn in the number of US corporates using Birmingham-based professionals to assist them in their European investment programmes. The West Midlands attracts more than half of all US investment in the UK, drawn initially to this country both because we speak English and because we enjoy less stringent business regulation than some of our European counterparts. However, this alone does not explain why Birmingham is now such a significant gateway for North American business.
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