Taken from the Black Country Business Festival Website
The enormous investment potential of the Black Country will be in the spotlight in the Black Country Business Festival from 13-24 May, with economic and investment showcases, alongside useful events about using digital technology in land development and how to get property deals over the line.
The Black Country is a prime location in the heart of the UK which has recently witnessed staggering investment that has seen the strategic centres of West Bromwich, Walsall and Wolverhampton transformed.
It is a brilliantly connected area with excellent transport links via several national motorways. The M6 Toll passes through the region making travel to north and south via the M6 more efficient. Coupled with this, air travel is very straightforward with Birmingham International Airport right on the doorstep including over 50 airlines flying to 140 cities worldwide. Business travellers can benefit from excellent facilities such as fast track and security express lanes, high-end corporate lounges and car park offers.
Enjoying a great location, connectivity and a renewed economy that is flourishing, the Black Country is an excellent place for developers and re-locating businesses to consider – and this will really be a feature of the Business Festival.
Specifically, the City of Wolverhampton will be staging a ‘meet with the Leader and Managing Director of City’ event to share exciting regeneration projects and activities happening in Wolverhampton, at ‘Shape of Wolverhampton’s Future’ on Thursday 16 May.
Then on Tuesday 21 May, Dudley Council will also be presenting its vision for the Black Country’s historic capital, outlining an investment pipeline of over £1billion worth of opportunities and why the time is now to invest in Dudley. There will also be news about DY5 (Dudley’s Business and Innovation Enterprise Zone) part of the Black Country’s 120-hectare Enterprise Zone also encompassing sites in Darlaston and i54 Wolverhampton North. Businesses locating to an Enterprise Zone benefit from Super fast broadband, extensive business rate relief, streamlined local authority planning processes and much more…