Our Economy

The GBCC provide expert analysis and commentary on the city-region’s economy independently and with partner organisations.

Our publications provide businesses and stakeholders with detailed insight into the views and experiences of businesses in the region and key trends across major economic indicators such as investment, skills, jobs growth and business confidence. They include valuable information for any business looking to start, grow, move or invest in the city-region and for stakeholders developing policy.


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The Greater Birmingham Chambers of Commerce’s Quarterly Business Report (QBR) offers an up to date snapshot of the performance of the region’s business community

It is the most comprehensive regular report of its kind in the city region. The GBCC QBR is sponsored by Birmingham City University. Underpinning the report is data gathered from quarterly surveys on key economic indicators such as business confidence, sales, exports, investment intentions and recruitment difficulties.

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The Birmingham Economic Review is produced in partnership with the University of Birmingham’s City-Region Economic Development Institute (City-REDI).

It provides comprehensive insight into the economic geography, population, skills, assets, key sectors, comparative strengths and weaknesses of and opportunities and challenges facing the city.

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The Greater Birmingham Chambers of Commerce believe that our city-region is a market leading place to locate, invest in and grow a business.

Our briefing paper provides a concise overview of the city-region, its strengths and reasons to invest in the area.

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The West Midlands Quarterly Economic Snapshot provides an up to date picture of the performance of the West Midlands business community.

This is based on just under a thousand responses gathered from quarterly economic surveys which are conducted by The Greater Birmingham Chambers of Commerce and Coventry & Warwickshire Chamber of Commerce.

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Doing Business in Solihull: An Economic Snapshot is a publication written by our policy team which offers an introduction to the local economy and business community within Solihull.

The report provides insight on the local population, business environment, key transport routes and institutions, and is designed to support business decision making regarding investment and opportunities within Solihull.

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The GBCC Policy & Strategic Relationships Team can be contacted about their work, sponsoring reports, commissioning research and participation in GBCC campaigns on 0121 725 9002 or emailing policy@birmingham-chamber.com