The West Midlands is enjoying an unrivalled period of sustained investment and growth.
Fuelled by major infrastructure projects such as high-speed rail line HS2 and the expanded Midland Metro tram, it has become the place to live, work and play.
Sitting at its heart is Birmingham which, backed by both domestic and international public and private capital, has become a hotbed of investment activity in recent years.
In short, Birmingham is becoming a truly world-class city, capable of attracting and retaining the finest graduates and highly skilled professionals in fields as diverse as technology, life sciences, engineering and professional services.
Major names such as Deutsche Bank, HSBC UK, PwC and HM Revenue & Customs have chosen to expand their presence here or even relocate thousands of staff out of the capital.
And luxury car manufacturer Jaguar Land Rover continues to inject capital into its bases across the West Midlands while Coventry and Warwickshire are becoming the epicentre of the race to launch driverless vehicles onto our roads.
The arrival of HS2 will be an absolute game changer, connecting Birmingham city centre, the airport and NEC campus with London and the North West in a way never seen before.
So now really is the moment for investors to seize the initiative and focus their attention on Birmingham and the West Midlands.
But don't take our word for it - see what some of the region's senior figures are saying about why now is a great time to invest in Birmingham and the West Midlands.
Andy Foote, director at SevenCapital
"Birmingham is forging ahead of its rivals like Liverpool and Manchester because of the regeneration of the city centre through the Big City Plan.
"Billions of pounds of investment are drawing huge international brands, bringing new jobs and developing amenities that are putting Birmingham on the global stage.
"The city centre has never been as vibrant as it is right now and it's set to expand commercially, culturally and professionally.
"We're seeing investors increasingly choose Birmingham and the city is taking its opportunity on the world stage, winning the bid to host the 2022 Commonwealth Games.
"Similarly, when HS2 comes to Birmingham in 2026, it's going to be a game changer.
"Already we're seeing businesses investing in Birmingham knowing that London will be in easy reach, drawing the likes of Deutsche Bank and HSBC who have their head offices in the city.
"There's no doubt that Birmingham is positioning itself as a hotspot to live, work and invest in."
Ian Stuart, chief executive of HSBC UK
"We chose to locate the head office of HSBC UK in Birmingham because it is a dynamic and entrepreneurial city, offering an attractive home for businesses and people at the heart of the UK.
"The West Midlands region offers ambitious businesses growth opportunities, support and talent.
"We are investing over £200 million in Birmingham and look forward to playing our part in supporting the region's continued growth."
Andy Street, West Midlands Mayor
"It's fair to say that rarely has the West Midlands enjoyed such a sustained construction boom as it is currently enjoying.
"All of the indicators point to it but a simple glance at the skyline of our cities makes the point clearly.
"Clearly, there's much more to a successful city region than new shiny buildings.
"But, for the West Midlands to flourish, investment is absolutely crucial.
"Buildings mean investment and investment means jobs, both in the construction industry and for the occupiers of the buildings and there has never been a better time to invest in Birmingham and the West Midlands."
Mike Lyons, HS2 programme director for the West Midlands
"Birmingham is currently going through a great renaissance.
"It is brimming with talent and, as the youngest city in Europe, it has boundless energy.
"This is why it was an obvious decision for HS2 to open its head office at Snowhill.
"Its culture and vibrancy makes it an easy place to attract and retain the best people.
"As a project, HS2 will help make Birmingham one of the most attractive locations in the country.
"We'll connect 25 stations that serve nearly half of the UK population, with Birmingham at the network's heart.
"This is why big business like HSBC, Deutsche Bank and Barclays have been increasing their presence in the city already and we're not even running yet.
"This is only the beginning of the transformation of Birmingham, a city that has exciting times ahead of it, and I and HS2 are proud to be playing a pivotal part in making this change happen."
Simon Collinson, business professor at the University of Birmingham
"The Birmingham city region is undergoing a significant renaissance.
"That might sound like marketing hype but our research has hard evidence which shows not just how big or fast but how well it is growing.
"It is more important for city regions to get better rather than just get bigger.
"By attracting more innovative firms and workers with higher levels of skills to come and live work in the region, Birmingham is becoming a major location for higher value-adding economic activities, better-paid jobs and wealth-creation.
"Inward investment, entrepreneurial start-ups and graduate retention are at an all-time high.
"It is likely that this positive cycle of growth will continue so new investors will benefit from joining this trend."
"Evidence we have compiled suggests locational advantages for new investors exceed external perceptions.
"We need to get better at making the case for additional investment in the city."
Property developer SevenCapital offers prime residential opportunities in Birmingham city centre and across the West Midlands for those looking to invest and its latest development of luxury apartments is St Martin's Place.
For more information about SevenCapital and other developments visit www.sevencapital.com or email email@example.com.