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 twelve 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

23/08/2016 - West Midlands Combined Authority receives multi-million pound devo boost

Local people in the West Midlands today received a multi-million pound cash boost to invest directly in the future of th…

19/08/2016 - Cllr Peter Hughes appointed chair of Overview and Scrutiny Committee

Committee will review decisions and actions of the Combined Authority Board in its work to increase regional prosperity …

18/08/2016 - WMCA welcomes Prime Minister’s praise for West Midlands

The West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA) chairman has today welcomed warm words of support for the region from the Pr…


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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.

Mental Health Commission

The WMCA’s Mental Health Commission is working hard to understand the impact of poor mental health and wellbeing and the future role of public services. It is committed to hearing from people who have an interest in this important issue.

Applications to be part of the Citizens’ Jury are closed but you can still contribute an online submission clicking here.

The Commission, chaired by Norman Lamb MP, will consider evidence from around the West Midlands region and beyond, the experiences of real people with mental health experiences, as well as the knowledge of professional mental health practitioners and mental health organisations.


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.