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Shadow Chancellor Ed Balls pictured with Birmingham Airport's chief executive Paul Kehoe

Ed Balls promises city centre enterprise zone will extend to Curzon HS2 Station

Business leaders welcomed an earlier vow from George Osborne to extend the enterprise zone which would open up the door to borrowing millions needed to regenerate and create thousands of jobs

An 3d aerial view of the areas designated for regeneration immediately surrounding Curzon Street HS2 Station, from the Birmingham Curzon HS2 Masterplan updated

Conservatives vow to extend Birmingham enterprise zone to Curzon Street

George Osborne has announced an expansion of the city centre enterprise zone to take in the regeneration area around Curzon HS2 Station

Liz Peace who is the new chair of The Curzon Urban Regeneration Company

Interview with Liz Peace: from Cadbury, to BPF and back

Liz Peace has been named as the chairman of the Curzon Urban Regeneration Company, overseeing the regeneration around Birmingham's proposed HS2 station

CGI of the proposed redevelopment of Birmingham's Wholesale Markets

Plans to turn Wholesale Markets into Birmingham's family quarter

New 'Birmingham Smithfield' vision unveiled today in France at international property conference MIPIM

Andy Street

BPS Birmingham and Greater Birmingham and Solihull LEP launch SME funding portal

The website has been launched jointly by BPS Birmingham, the organisation representing the region’s business professional and financial services sector, and the Greater Birmingham and Solihull Local Enterprise Partnership

View from The Cube by Reuben Colley

Birmingham artist Reuben Colley opens Colmore Row gallery

City artist's paintings of Birmingham will sit next to work from the likes of Warhol and Damien Hirst

Birmingham Wholesale Markets in Pershore Street, Digbeth

Wholesale Markets and Icknield Port Loop on show at MIPIM 2015

Greater Birmingham’s schedule will comprise 11 events and 25 speakers across the four-day property exhibition

Birmingham's economy outperformed its UK rivals in 2012-13, according to new data

Birmingham tops core cities for economic growth

Office for National Statistics says economy in the city grew by 4.2 per cent between 2012 and 2013

George Osborne

Conservatives to unveil economic plan for 300,000 Midland jobs

The announcement is part of what they are calling a “long term economic plan for the Midlands”, which the pair are launching on a trip to the region

Birmingham is set to benefit from a new regeneration pot backed by Legal & General

Greater Birmingham boost as Legal & General launches £15bn regen vehicle

Region is poised to tap into new cash pot which will benefit projects such as housing and infrastructure

James Trevis, Eversheds; Jane Whitlock, Deloitte; Andy Street, John Lewis; and Jim Quantrill, Barclays, attended the Deloitte, Barclays and Eversheds Midlands Retail Dinner at The Birmingham Repertory Theatre.

Motivational words from John Lewis chief at Midlands Retail Dinner

Eversheds, Barclays and business advisory firm Deloitte recently co-hosted their annual retail and consumer business dinner at The Birmingham Repertory Theatre.

Fundraisers brave the winter weather for St Basils Big SleepOut last year

Business and community leaders join up for St Basils Big SleepOut

Team from Birmingham Post publisher BPM Media and city councillors among those sleeping in a Digbeth car park to raise funds for charity

Sue Summers, chief executive of Finance Birmingham

Finance Birmingham funding helps six companies in three months

The funds have helped create more than 120 jobs and safeguard a further 116

Who would be Mayor? Potential candidates include Pat McFadden, Sir Albert Bore, Robert Alden, John Hemming, Bill Etheridge, Margot James and Andy Street

West Midlands mayor: The possible candidates

With talk mayor for the West Midlands back on the agenda, political editor Jonathan Walker assesses the potential candidates

Andy Street, chairman of the Greater Birmingham and Solihull Local Enterprise Partnership

Birmingham to 'tell its story' in £150k bid to boost perception of city

Work to begin on branding strategy around 'Greater Birmingham' aimed at improving the region's reputation

Rachel Maclean

'Birmingham Baccalaureate' skills policy hangs in balance

The Birmingham Baccalaureate has now ended and, with the children set to return to the classroom from September, no new deal has been signed.

Lisa Williams, store manager of John Lewis in Birmingham

Flagship John Lewis 'will be more than just a shop'

New manager of high-end department store pledges to make John Lewis in Grand Central part of the city's community

The refurbished Five Brindleyplace, soon to be the home of Deutsche Bank which is one of the city's best foreign investment stories of recent times

More foreign investment in Greater Birmingham than any other region

The number of foreign direct investment (FDI) projects in the Greater Birmingham trumped the 37 other regions, data for the 2014 financial year shows

Birmingham City Centre Enterprise Zone

Extra £147m from enterprise zone to boost Birmingham regeneration

An agreement has been struck to expand the City Centre Enterprise Zone Investment Plan from £128 million to £275 million on the back of rising demand and confidence in the city

The new Midland Metro tram

£130m Midland Metro boost 'will help city's international standing'

Funding has been allocated towards taking the Metro through New Canal Street to Adderley Street – where a park-and-ride facility is planned

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