The West Midlands is launching a renewed push for Channel 4 to move to the region, mayor Andy Street said.
He insisted he was still calling for a full relocation, which would mean the broadcaster moves its headquarters and most of its operations out of London.
The Government has said it wants Channel 4 to leave its current base in Westminster, and will make a decision early this year, but the channel’s managers insist it should stay where it is.
Mr Street said:
The West Midlands is highlighting the advantages it can offer Channel 4, which include a diverse population, low business costs and good transport links.
Potential sites for a new Channel 4 base include an area near the planned high speed rail station at Curzon Street, Birmingham city centre, and near the proposed new rail station in Solihull, near the NEC.
A Government study last year concluded that moving Channel 4 to the West Midlands would create 3,412 jobs in the region and grow the region’s economy by £235 million.
Other regions have also submitted proposals. A Government consultation received proposals to bring Channel 4 to Belfast, Bristol, Cardiff, Glasgow, Hull, Leeds, Liverpool, Greater Manchester, Nottingham, Plymouth, Sheffield, Stafford, Stoke and York.
DCMS said in a summary of the responses: