The West Midlands region will be driving innovation within its technology sector in order to aim for a £2.7bn boost to the local economy by 2025.
Indeed, the region is expected to create around 52,000 technology roles in the sector over the next four years. By doing so, it will remain the fastest-growing region in the UK. It was reported that tech companies in the region have already raised £454m in venture capital funding in 2021.
The region holds many high-quality and well-paid job opportunities for people who want to pursue a career in tech. It is then possible that the region will become a powerhouse of digital talent with its pro-innovation policies boosting digital skills.
The West Midlands region has around 1,308 technology startups, mostly active in the edtech segment, as well as digitization and manufacturing. There is also an increased awareness of digital opportunities among young people in the region, with more digital skills and career opportunities available.