Where the locals are called "Wulfrunians", Wolverhampton is a millennium city along with Brighton, Hove and Preston. A town with a lot of entrepreneurial spunk, it was the first town in Britain to have automated traffic lights in 1927. This was also the year when the Sunbeam motorcar (built in Wolverhampton) became the first vehicle to hit 200mph breaking the existing land speed record. During the late 19th Century, the area surrounding Wolverhampton became known as "the Black Country" due to heavy industrialization creating pollution (think black soot creating black soil). Today you don't have to hang out in the polluted countryside, but you can get totally comfy in coworking spaces that have much more to offer than soot up your nose.
Located in the center of England, the city is in the West Midlands and has a population of about 249,500. The town was founded in 985 and was initially a market town specializing in the wool trade. The economy of the city today is based on engineering, the service sector plus it has a large aerospace industry. As with the whole of the Midlands region, Wolverhampton has a vibrant startup scene happening with universities producing tech graduates who are taking to coworking venues en masse.
The West Midlands area has been named the 4th biggest in the UK in relation to its tech sector. It is home to IT giants such as SCC Group, CommAgility and Littlefish to name a few. The area is considered to be a better place to set up than London due to the region's employment potential. Coworking spaces and events have become the meeting points for the clever minds either wishing to collaborate or to get their stuff done.
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