Wolverhampton has one of the top ten fastest-growing economies in the UK and ranked joint number one in fDi Intelligence’s ‘Small European Cities of the Future’ category (March 23) 

It is Europe’s top city for job creation in the manufacturing industry. It was crowned the most entrepreneurial city in the ‘UK’s top 10 most Entrepreneurial Towns and Cities report (Superscript, November 2022) and has a rising local population and employment rate. The scale of the prize is significant – up to 2040 the city’s economy is projected to grow by £2 billion to £6.7 billion an increase of 43%

Over £4.4 billion investment is transforming the City of Wolverhampton, making it one of the best locations in the country to live, learn, work and invest. The Wolverhampton city centre is undergoing a real renaissance, witnessing substantial urban regeneration projects and large-scale inward investment. Wolverhampton is a city on the rise. The last 10 years has seen major successes, including investment by Jaguar Land Rover at the £1 billion i54 business park, £250 million investment in the University, establishment of DLUHC headquarters at the award winning i9 building in the heart of the commercial district, and the delivery of the railway station at the £150 million transport interchange.

The city, like many post-industrial places faces long term social and economic challenges. The city’s industrial heritage is an asset to its economy, but it has left a legacy of brownfield sites that present redevelopment challenges. In partnership with the local city council, Stonebridge has brought empty high street buildings back to life by applying adaptive reuse effectively. With a booming local economy and a growing buy-to-let market, Wolverhampton is emerging as a desirable location.