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Business and Economy Publications
Shortcut to this page: www.birmingham.gov.uk/economy
This page contains links to publications containing intelligence and data on the local economy.
Economy and Businesses
Local Economic Assessment (6.9MB) PDF Published December 2014)
Birmingham's Local Economic Assessment provides an objective analysis of the local economy, focussing on its current state and how it might change and develop in the future.
Economic Update (396KB PDF Published quarterly)
This report provides an update of the latest economic data and developments affecting the national, regional and local economy, including the latest intelligence on economic growth & recovery and business conditions.
Employment Update (242KB PDF Published annually)
This report sets out the changes in employment in the city between 2009 and 2014. It includes a sectoral breakdown and comparisons with other areas.
High Growth Firms and their Contribution to Employment in Birmingham (340KB PDF Published May 2011)
This report, commissioned from the Economics and Strategy Group at Aston Business School, uses a new Office of National Statistics (ONS) database to undertake a longitudenal analysis of firm-level data to determine what type of firms are creating jobs in the city.
Birmingham's Transformation & Future Propects (2MB PDF Written 2008)
Although written just before the recession, this document provides some useful historic context and describes the economic development and transformation of the city in the decades leading to 2008.
A suite of seven profiles of key growth sectors in the city. The profiles integrate data analysis with intelligence from sector experts, businesses, research institutions and networks to increase our understanding of how the sectors support the local economy now, and show how they can develop their potential for the future. Published June 2011.