WMCA Forum for Growth

Driving UK Growth through the West Midlands – watch this film to see WMCA Chair, Councillor Bob Sleigh and Chief Executive, Martin Reeves discuss why the West Midlands region is the best place to live, work and do business.

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We are the nineteen local authorities and three 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

09/12/2016 - West Midlands Region shortlisted for prestigious National Rail Awards

Local Enterprise Partnerships working as part of the Combined Authority have been shortlisted at the prestigious Nationa…

09/12/2016 - Coventry cashes in on devolution deal

WMCA has approved almost £100 million in funding for major city centre development in Coventry.

08/12/2016 - Original artworks put West Midlands on the map

Specially commissioned original artwork is now on public transport maps and posters across the West Midlands.


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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.