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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

£100,000 Funding For Region’S First Construction Materials Reuse Hub

28 February 2024

£100,000 of funding for region’s first construction materials reuse hub

Local people will be able to buy surplus bricks, tiles, flooring and other building supplies, saving them money and reducing landfill thanks to...

Andy Street Ukraine (1)

23 February 2024

West Midlands has welcomed over 2,000 Ukrainian refugees since conflict began

More than 2,000 Ukrainian refugees have found sanctuary in the West Midlands since the start of the conflict – according to figures released to...

Drywall 2

22 February 2024

Wolverhampton factory doubles in size thanks to WMCA investment

Investment of £7.59 million moves factory from Cradley Heath on four-and-a-half acres of brownfield land

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21 February 2024

£27m funding secured for region to provide bootcamps to help people to upskill and land a job

Over 6,000 people to get the chance to learn the skills they need to land a quality job following the announcement of £27m for the region’s innovative...

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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.