Manufacturing sector set to bolster Greater Birmingham in Q1
A resilient manufacturing sector is set to bolster Greater Birmingham from the economic headwinds which caused so much unrest during 2017. The Q4 economic survey from the Greater Birmingham Chambers of Commerce (GBCC) suggested that increased orders for manufacturers would herald a strong start to 2018. However, concerns remain over the future direction of the local economy. Firms in both the manufacturing and service sectors reported strong performances in domestic and export sales during Q4, with many optimistic for 2018.