The Midlands is one of the fastest growing and economically important areas within the UK. It employs 940,000 people in the finance, professional and business services sector.
The region is located at the heart of a connected transport network. It has close proximity to London, but still enjoys the benefits and opportunities of a regional economy.
This guide includes background to the region and details on what makes it an attractive place for investment.
This was published originally by UK Trade and Investment (UKTI) which has since moved to the Department for International Trade (DIT).