Jerry Blackett, Chief Executive of Birmingham Chamber of Commerce, has told ITV Central that Birmingham is in pole position to lead the country ahead of Lord Heseltine's investment announcement.
The former deputy Prime Minister is to announce the Greater Birmingham Project later today with £55 million of investment on offer.
A Report is being launched today by Lord Heseltine, exploring ways of stimulating economic growth in the West Midlands.
Lord Heseltine was given a warm welcome at Birmingham's town hall as he addressed members of the city's private and public sector.
Former deputy Prime Minister Lord Heseltine is in Birmingham today to announce an £11bn government investment for the Midlands.