Friday, 06 October 2017 / Published in News

Birmingham is an economic powerhouse that is poised for even bigger growth. The city offers investors – whether in property, finance, or businesses – huge potential. And it’s all thanks to a far-sighted blueprint drawn up in 2011.

Mr Bean’s iconic Mini car, the steam engine, and gas lighting; these three seemingly dissimilar things share something in common – they all have roots in Birmingham. The city in England’s West Midlands may not be the capital of the UK, but it definitely has many of its own claims to fame. Other influential inventions and famous names that came from the city include electroplating, Cadbury Chocolate, X-ray photography, the pneumatic tyre, and even cotton wool. Save for the Mini, which began production in 1959, the other inventions date back to between the mid-1700s and late 1800s, charting Birmingham’s growth from a small hamlet to a major city that was a powerhouse during the industrial revolution.

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