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Greater Birmingham focuses on connectivity to entice investment

Connectivity remains a key focus for Greater Birmingham at MIPIM 2017, with HS2 in particular continuing to attract interest from potential investors around the world. Greater Birmingham is already welcoming a number of companies – including US engineering firm Jacobs, global bank HSBC and property consultancy Carter Jonas – that want to capitalise on the arrival of HS2, and the other transport infrastructure it will stimulate. The largest project of its kind in Europe, HS2 is expected to generate €16 billion (£14 billion) GVA in the Midlands.Alongside HS2, Greater Birmingham is also benefiting from the €692 million (£600 million) redevelopment of New Street station in Birmingham and the extension of the Midlands Metro across Birm...[…]