WMCA Mayoral election on 4 May 2017

On 4 May the West Midlands will be holding its first ever Mayoral election.

To find out more about the election visit: https://www.wmcaelects.co.uk/

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We are the eighteen local authorities and four Local Enterprise Partnerships working together to move powers from Whitehall to the West Midlands and our locally elected politicians, who know this region best. Individual councils will still deliver services and retain their identity but on the big decisions we will have the resources to work together.

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Historically, the West Midlands was the “workshop of the world”. Now our challenge is to create jobs, enhance skills, develop prosperity and drive economic growth.

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The agreement with government will see it make an annual contribution worth £40 million for 30 years to support an overall investment package that will unlock £8 billion, alongside the creation of up to half a million jobs.

Latest news

22/03/2017 - WMCA's transport arm to take direct control of Midland Metro services

Decision will see Transport for West Midlands bring operations 'in house' as major expansion of tram network gets underw…

20/03/2017 - New look smartcard rolled out to thousands of rail passengers

Transport for West Midlands to switch 9,000 nTrain direct debit customers from paper tickets to Swift

17/03/2017 - West Midlands Combined Authority gives £53m to Black Country LEP for brownfield clean-up projects

The West Midlands Combined Authority has awarded £53m to a programme to help landowners and developers redevelop former …


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Investment Prospectus

Find out why the West Midlands is a key region to do business for the UK and Europe with our WMCA Investment Prospectus.

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Land Commission

The commissions' desired outcome is to create a blueprint that can deliver economic, social and public sector reform for the West Midlands and also a blueprint for change that may be used elsewhere in the country.

Our commissions cover Mental Health, Land and Productivity. Find out more about them here.



Strategic Economic Plan

We’re determined to make our mark, so that by 2030 the West Midlands is the best region in the UK to do business.

Find out how our Strategic Economic Plan will help us do this – and improve the quality of life of everyone who lives and works in the West Midlands.