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Birmingham, one of Europe's largest cities, beats at the very heart of the West
Midlands. A dynamic business and leisure city, Birmingham has a diverse and
lively mix of shopping attractions, nightlife, major international events and
exhibitions. This is the business and cultural capital of the West Midlands
Birmingham lies at the centre of the United Kingdom's communications network with excellent domestic, European and international links. The national motorway network offers direct access to the city from the North, South, East and West. The city's unrivalled rail communications network, benefits from three mainline train stations and the Midland Metro light rail transport system.
Birmingham International Airport - the second largest airport in the UK outside London - boasts 40 direct destinations worldwide including the USA, Middle East and many major European Cities. It is also one of the UK's fastest growing airports.
Through highly effective diversification, Birmingham comprises over 31,000 companies. These range from motor cars to manufacturing and electronics to computing. The city too offers the latest breakthroughs in technology, and the fast-growing business, and the financial and professional services community. It is no surprise that Birmingham is home to such globally owned companies such as:
Jaguar Ltd, LDV Ltd, TRW, Cadbury, Goodyear Dunlop & PricewaterhouseCoopers.
Birmingham's education and training facilities are second to none. With its strong research base,
Birmingham can offer a number of world-class facilities. Aston Science Park is a high-spec destination for both new and established knowledge-based businesses. The University of Birmingham Research Park offers purpose-built accommodation to companies and projects seeking to work with the
University in research, development, or training. Birmingham is also a leader in nanotechnology and photonics.
No wonder the city is an established location for overseas investors, with nearly 300 overseas
companies enjoying the city's entrepreneurial and business-friendly culture.