Liam Byrne's Presentation To Cabinet

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The presentation given to Cabinet by Minister for the West Midlands, Liam Byrne.

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Liam Byrne's Presentation To Cabinet

  1. 1. Building a West Midlands of prosperity and fairness Presented to Cabinet by Liam Byrne, Regional Minister West Midlands Birmingham, 8th September 2008 www.photoeverywhere.co.uk
  2. 2. West Midlands A microcosm of the UK Rural and urban 2.6 million live in WM conurbation and 300K in Stoke North Staffs Over 2 million live in the shires: 70% of land is agricultural Diverse economy: Manufacturing base remains important Growing and vibrant service sector Overheating and under-developed local economies Young and diverse: Most ethnically diverse region outside London Relatively youthful cities

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