These are exciting times. Growth is strong and optimism is high. Our region is at the forefront of change and we are the place to be in the UK. The West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA) has been created to deliver an ambitious plan to drive inclusive economic growth in the West Midlands region and build a healthier, happier, better connected and more prosperous population.
Made up of 18 local authorities and four Local Enterprise Partnerships (LEPs) and chaired by the Mayor of the West Midlands, WMCA is working together to move powers from Whitehall to the West Midlands and its locally elected politicians, who know this region best.
This is a place determined to make its mark, and it is succeeding. The West Midlands’ magnificent past drives the region’s future. Its cities are built on industry and are now perfectly positioned to re-invent the industrial revolution for the future. This is a place built on social connection, collaboration and progress.
Key priorities include transport; productivity and skills; housing and regeneration; industrial strategy; finance and investment and public service reform.
We are a region on the move. Our time is now.
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