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

29/09/2016 - West Midlands Combined Authority chair calls for greater devolution in open letter to Prime Minister

The chair of the West Midlands Combined Authority today issued a letter of welcome to Prime Minister Theresa May as the …

21/09/2016 - Mayoral functions consultation report submitted to government

A report summarising the findings of a public consultation over what powers a mayoral West Midlands Combined Authority s…

20/09/2016 - Transport minister Andrew Jones launches Swift card on West Midlands rail network

Transport minister Andrew Jones MP has launched the Swift smartcard on to the West Midlands rail network.


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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.



Dear Prime Minister,

On behalf of the West Midlands Combined Authority I look forward to welcoming you and your government colleagues this weekend to the best region in the UK to do business.

We are delighted this year’s Conservative Party conference is being hosted by Birmingham, right at the heart of the country, giving you the chance to meet people here and understand the scope of our ambitions.

Read the full letter 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.