The Midlands Engine is an ambitious plan to make our region the UK’s engine of growth. It is a £222 billion powerhouse full of opportunity and investment potential. It is the result of 11 Local Enterprise Partnerships (six in the West Midlands and five in the East Midlands) working together to boost productivity, attract inward investment, increase connectivity and build a regional tourism offer.
West Midlands Combined Authority
The WMCA, which comes into being on June 1, 2016, is a collaboration between seven of the region’s existing local authorities (Birmingham, Coventry, Dudley, Sandwell, Solihull, Walsall and Wolverhampton) and three Local Enterprise Partnerships (Black Country, Coventry and Warwickshire and Greater Birmingham & Solihull). Together, they represent four million people and an £80 billion a year economy. The devolution deal will unlock an £8 billion investment plan funded from a 30-year revenue stream which will mean that the West Midlands will get the power to make its own decisions on local investment priorities.