Which knowledge-based industries could drive future growth in Birmingham? And what policy levers are available to support these industries in Birmingham and the city region? University Challenge recommends that the Birmingham MAA area should focus on growing the private sector economy, particularly in high value sectors, where there are opportunities to strengthen the contribution of the excellent local universities.
Birmingham is part of the Centre for Cities’ Partner City Research programme. The programme works closely with a small group of cities to inform economic development strategies and improve economic performance. This report focuses on the future growth prospects for Birmingham. It considers three questions: