Birmingham is a city on the cusp, but its economy is at a crossroads moment

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By Sascha O’Sullivan Birmingham has become a powerhouse, but the council has been too busy with internal squabbling to make sure all of its residents are part of the transformation, writes Adam Hawksbee I moved to Birmingham four years ago, one of a large number of young (or youngish, in my case) inward migrants taking up new jobs in the city. The council’s sudden declaration of bankruptcy means the place I’ve grown to love has hit the headlines for all the wrong reasons. But nobody should mistake the council’s failure for the city’s failure. Birmingham will bounce back, but only if it signals…

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