The Black Country continues to be an attractive location for business to succeed. It is home to world-leading companies and major industry clusters.
Benefiting from significant increases in foreign and domestic investment over recent years, the Black Country is a success story that offers lucrative growth potential.
Located in the West Midlands, the Black Country lies at the heart of the UK’s Advanced Manufacturing & Engineering (AME) cluster. The area is home to a world-class manufacturing and engineering base with an unprecedented history of driving innovation forward. AME companies in the Black Country benefit from an ecosystem of support with 6 centres of excellence located here.
The Black Country has major strengths in Business Professional and Financial Services (BPFS). The sector is growing and is benefiting from growth from the area’s major sectors. The Black Country’s BPFS sector contributes a massive £4.7bn to the UK economy and is forecast to grow by a further £6bn by 2030. The Black Country is home to major international companies such as RAC Group, Charter Court Financial Services, Jonathan Lee Recruitment, Andrew Sykes Group and A & J Mucklow Group.
The Black Country has ambitious plans to develop the advancement of world-class design, manufacturing and engineering opportunities in the Black Country through HVM City. HVM City will create the perfect economic conditions for high-value manufacturers to thrive; through investment in world-leading people, businesses and places. As a result, this sector continues to go from strength to strength and is creating major demand for high-quality industrial development, presenting significant investment opportunities.