The next six months
There is a lot of talk that Birmingham is currently punching below its weight in terms of England's major cities but there is growing appetite to change this.
A recent Insider magazine report noted that while Manchester has 14 high-rise buildings, Birmingham has just four. The article argued that closing this gap would be a symbol of growing confidence in the country's second city. As construction on HS2 moves closer to Birmingham, perhaps this will act as a catalyst for this growth.
Whatever happens, I believe there are exciting times ahead for the "Midlands Engine" region.