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Building a better connected, more prosperous, fairer, greener and healthier West Midlands

What is the Combined Authority?

Combined Authorities are set up to improve their region’s economies. We invest in the region through collaboration with our partners, but we don’t replace local councils.

Meet the Mayor

We’re led by the Mayor of the West Midlands. The current Mayor is Andy Street, who is in office until May 2024. The Mayor chairs the WMCA Board and acts as a voice for the region, nationally and globally.

What we do

Latest News

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04 December 2023

Light rail industry leader to chair West Midlands tram operator

With more than 30 years’ experience in senior roles across the sector, Phil Hewitt is no stranger to the region, having previously served as Metro...

Citizen Housing Group

01 December 2023

Citizen Housing Group awarded £2.1 million to improve quality of homes in Coventry

The money, part of a £15 million package will be used to tackle the potential hazards in homes including damp, mould and condensation.

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01 December 2023

West Midlands Mayor backs Ofgem regional energy planning reform

The West Midlands has helped secure greater local and regional involvement in energy systems planning to achieve a clean energy future that can reduce...

A CCTV image showing the VivaCity system tracking movements of road traffic, pedestrians and cyclists at a busy road junction

30 November 2023

Near miss pilot scheme to identify road safety hotspots

In the first UK Road Safety project of its kind 32 existing CCTV sensors across the region will be upgraded with the Near Miss feature.

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Deeper Devolution Deal

Deeper Devolution Deal

The West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA) has negotiated a new Deeper Devolution Deal securing wide-ranging new powers and a budget windfall in excess of £1.5 billion to level up the region and deliver jobs, housing and economic growth.



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Commonwealth Games Legacy Fund

We're delighted to support the legacy of Birmingham 2022 by helping invest in our communities