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Why Solihull?

Solihull has an economy comparable with the South East and has seen economic growth at a rate amongst the highest in England as a key location for international business investment. 

Reasons to Invest

Solihull is the chosen location for international investment and has a unique blend of assets that provide a compelling business destination.

Solihull is one of the strongest performing economies in the UK and offers a world class, well-connected location to live, work and invest.
UK Central Solihull is a prime inward investment location, ranked in the top 10 UK destinations for business.

Solihull consistently out-performs the rest of the West Midlands and the UK average in terms of Gross Value Added and business survival rates.

The arrival of HS2 – Britain’s new high speed, zero carbon railway – will bring exceptional connectivity, investment and jobs to the West Midlands.

The borough has strengths in high value manufacturing and a fast-growing expertise in low carbon, intelligent transportation systems, supported by thriving professional service and ICT sectors. 

Solihull supports the development of local business and has an outstanding reputation for sustainable economic growth, investment and innovation. This is illustrated by the Council’s ambitious masterplan for the town centre creating exciting opportunities for new housing, leisure, business and culture.  

Solihull’s accessibility results in a labour pool of over 5.3 million people within the West Midlands and 35 million people within a two hour drive time.

Highly skilled workforce – with a high percentage of working age population in employment and more jobs per population than national and regional averages.

Entrepreneurial culture and strength –with a high business survival rate compared to that of England and the wider region.

For more information on development and growth in Solihull see Invest in UK Central Solihull.

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Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council
West Midlands Combined Authority
Funded by UK Government
Levelling Up
Business Growth West Midlands
Telephone 0121 704 6151
Email business@solihull.gov.uk
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