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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

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.


30 November 2023

West Midlands to lead new net zero drive as part of £19m Government pilot

The region handed £6m to lead the development of net zero solutions across key sectors such as energy, housing and transport.

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27 November 2023

New homes built at canalside site with £13 million investment

58 sustainable apartments will be built at Port Loop phase two as part of wider city centre regeneration

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24 November 2023

Octopus Energy makes Two Friargate move

UK’s second-largest energy supplier will move to the flagship Coventry office scheme built with the help of a £50m WMCA investment

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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