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

16/01/2017 - Clearance work to begin on Wednesbury-Brierley Hill Midland Metro extension

Work to progress the proposed extension of the Midland Metro from Wednesbury to Brierley Hill is due to commence this we…

31/12/2016 - OBE honour for Combined Authority chair

West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA) chair Cllr Bob Sleigh has been awarded an OBE in the Queen’s New Year’s Honours …

15/12/2016 - Authority welcomes Government announcement on business rates

The region's seven metropolitan councils are set to keep 100 per cent of business rates under three year pilot scheme

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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.

 

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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.