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Regeneration Birmingham; Foreign investment in the Midlands has more than doubled since 2011 and by embracing opportunities such as the MIPIM trade fair, we will capitalise on the Midlands' natural strengths and make it an engine for growthBusiness Secretary Sajid Javid, left.

PARADISE Professional services PwC has been announced as the first investor in Paradise Birmingham. It marks a boost for the million, transformational 2 SMITHFIELD The launch of the Birmingham Smithfield Masterplan, to transform the giant site around the Wholesale Markets, has been unveiled. The PS500 million plan includes a world-class family zone to attract millions 3 THREE SNOWHILL Investment giant M&G's investment in Three Snowhill - worth some PS200 million - has been revealed. It is the largest ever speculative city centre office scheme built outside the capital.

4 ENTERPRISE ZONE A new relocation service has been unveiled to encourage more businesses to shift into the city.

Birmingham's City Centre Enterprise Zone is only one in 5 GARDEN CITY Plans to build 45,000 new homes in the Black Country have gone on show. The Black Country's Garden City scheme aims to boost the region's economy and meet the region's burgeoning growth plans.

6 PITCHBOOK Business Secretary, UKTI and local leaders set out stall to global investors as part of bid to transform the Midlands into one of the world's leading regional economies. The plan, dubbed as the 'Midlands Engine Pitchbook', includes 33 investment opportunities worth a combined PS14.4 billion 8 ARDEN CROSS enormous mixed-use plan near High Speed Rail Interchange Station Solihull has gone on show. Plans for the CURZON STREET The Birmingham Curzon HS2 development continues to draw attention. Plans to create 36,000 jobs, 4,000 new homes and PS1.4 billion of economic uplift were unveiled last year.

11 EASTSIDE LOCKS Goodman's scheme in the fastest-growing part of Birmingham has gone on show. The 13-acre site is aiming to create a hub for all manner of activities, including business, retail and leisure facilities.

12 KNOWLEDGE HUB New plans to create a cultural quarter, pedestrianise roads and bring a historic tea factory are set to boost Eastside. A masterplan, called 'Knowledge Hub', laying out a vision for new public spaces, has gone on

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