Responding to the EU Referendum result, city council leader Cllr John Clancy said: “The people have spoken and we must listen to what they have said. This is a moment of significant change and the UK could be heading into very tricky economic waters but what will not change is my determination to bring investment and economic growth to Birmingham.
“In fact I’m already talking to potential investors and reassuring them that our city continues to be a great place to invest.
“The economic history of the West Midlands is based on manufacturing and we now need to move towards investment in advanced manufacturing. We have to find new ways of bringing capital into the region to invest and my message to the Government is that it’s time to invest in growth.
“The Government must now look to the UK’s cities, regions and nations for economic growth and continued austerity is not an option.”