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Professional Group Backs NEC Plan

3 March 2006

BIRMINGHAM, England – As reported by icBirmingham: "A group representing Birmingham's professional and financial services community is the latest organisation to back plans for a super-casino at the National Exhibition Centre.

"Birmingham Forward said 69 per cent of respondents to a survey preferred the NEC bid to a rival casino proposal by Birmingham City FC.

"The result of the survey was announced the day after it emerged that the Birmingham Chamber of Commerce and Industry is recommending its membership to support the NEC proposal.

"…Simon Murphy, the chief executive of Birmingham Forward, said four out of five members thought Birmingham should be actively seeking to secure a super-casino licence…"

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