Following Birmingham's "Super September", this month was always going to be a difficult task given the festival-like atmosphere around the arrival of the Rugby World Cup, the new Grand Central and a railway station that we can finally feel proud of.
But, in a slightly more understated way, it is fair to say that Birmingham and the wider region has delivered again in the past month.
More ambitious development projects have opened, specifically the magnificently refurbished Mailbox in central Birmingham, at a cost of over £50 million, and Genting's impressive Resorts World complex over at the NEC, which will create over 1,000 new jobs.
I know Genting well through a previous life and, although they still may not be a household name in the UK, they are big global players.
It is claimed that 98 per cent of all Malaysians have visited their Sentosa resort in the country and, while it may take a while for the percentage of visitors from Birmingham and Solihull to reach those heady levels, I have no doubt that the complex will be a significant draw for the region.
The sustained degree of redevelopment in Greater Birmingham was recognised last week at the national property MIPIM UK awards, where Birmingham won the prestigious City of the Year award, and the outgoing council leader, Sir Albert Bore, lifted the City Leader of the Year gong in recognition of his efforts in driving through so much of the economic regeneration of the city in recent times.
These are serious awards and the fact both now reside in Birmingham reinforces a feeling that those in and around the city experience every day, namely there is a sense of a genuine renaissance slowly evolving in the region.
What is even more impressive is this is happening at a time when the national political agenda seems to be increasingly focused on the 'Northern Powerhouse'.
I'm not sure if 'Northern Powerhouse Fatigue' (or NPF as it should be commonly be known) is a recognised condition yet but I'm sure it soon will be given the disproportionate amount of promotion and coverage it receives over and above the successes we are witnessing in the Midlands.
We hear lots of talk about rebalancing the national economy but right now the country still feels very tilted although now as much towards the North West as the South East, with the key part in the middle being surprisingly overlooked given all the positive developments taking place.
On one hand, we simply have to keep doing what we have been doing and remain confident in the region's ability to maintain the sense of positive momentum that is building up right now - and there are certainly enough significant projects, such as Paradise, Arena Central, HS2 and UK Central in Solihull, in the pipeline to maintain the rebirth of the area in the years ahead.
Equally, some support and acknowledgement from central government would be good, even if it is just to reassure us we are competing on a level playing field with all parts of the UK.
Finally, it would be remiss of me not to mention The Skills Show taking place at the NEC between November 19 to 21.
This is the country's largest national skills and careers event and will attract nearly 100,000 people over the three days.
A shortage of skills is frequently highlighted as a major issue holding back economic development and so the fact the largest and best show of this type is being held here in the region again just underlines how central the Midlands is to positive change for the entire country.
Paul Faulkner is chief executive of the Greater Birmingham Chamber Group