GBSLEP Chair, Steve Hollis comments on Government announcement on HS2
Steve Hollis, Chair of The Greater Birmingham & Solihull LEP (GBSLEP), said:
“We welcome the Government’s confirmation of the HS2 routes from the West Midlands through the East Midlands to Leeds and Manchester. This is an important step in rebalancing the economy, improving productivity and demonstrates the Government’s commitment to unlocking the benefits of HS2 for regional economies.
“HS2 is a unique opportunity that we must capitalise on now. The West Midlands is at the heart of the HS2 network and the Curzon Investment Plan shows how we intend to use this position to create sustained economic growth and a legacy of new homes, jobs and neighbourhoods for our city.
“Our commitment to invest in the plan is a bold statement of intent for how we will utilise HS2 as a catalyst for growth at every step. By setting out our plans and investing now, we will begin to realise the economic benefits of HS2 far sooner.”