Birmingham Economic Review


What is the Birmingham Economic Review

The annual Birmingham Economic Review is produced by the University of Birmingham’s City-REDI and the Greater Birmingham Chambers of Commerce, with contributions from the West Midlands Growth Company. It is an in-depth exploration of the economy of England’s second city and a high-quality resource for informing research, policy and investment decisions.

Below you can find a summary and the full 7 chapters of the Birmingham Economic Review for 2020.

The 7 Chapters



Foreword and Executive Summary: Birmingham in an uncertain time
Chapter 1: Birmingham Economic Outlook Before and After the Covid-19 Pandemic
Chapter 2: Building Resilience: Future Growth and Opportunities
Chapter 3: Labour Market Challenges: Pre-and Post-Pandemic

Chapter 4: Connecting Communities: What next for the region’s infrastructure?
Chapter 5: Birmingham on the World Stage: the Attractiveness of the City Pre- and Post- Pandemic