Birmingham City Centre Enterprise Zone

Enterprise zones offer simplified planning, discounts on business rates, increased support to attract investment, and opportunities to fund business infrastructure such as superfast broadband. In the UK 23 Enterprise Zones were allocated to Local Enterprise Partnerships who then decided on where the EZ would be located.

The Greater Birmingham and Solihull LEP chose Birmingham City Centre as their EZ location. The City Centre EZ is made up of 26 sites across the city, in seven clusters. This includes those identified in the Big City Plan as having significant growth opportunities:

  • Westside
  • Snow Hill District
  • Eastside
  • Southern Gateway
  • Digbeth Creative Cluster
  • Birmingham Science Park Aston
  • Jewellery Quarter

The EZ is focussed on the following economic sectors:

  • Business and Financial Services
  • ICT
  • Creative Industries
  • Digital Media

For more detailed information about the Enterprise Zone offering in Birmingham City Centre, and the plans for the future, please see the Big City Plan site and the Enterprise Zone Development Protocol.