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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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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

Two Friargate

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


24 November 2023

West Midlands secures £10.3 million to develop skills to boost the regional economy

The West Midlands has secured over £10m of funding to enable further education colleges and training providers to train local people to land good jobs...

Big Tree Giveaway Launched As Virtual Forest Passes 500,000 Milestone

23 November 2023

National Tree Week: Big giveaway launched as West Midlands Virtual Forest passes 500,000 milestone

The WMCA and the Woodland Trust are providing local people with saplings of native species to plant in their gardens, community spaces, schools, or...

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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.



Are you looking to get a new job or improve your chances of getting a promotion? Do you simply want to feel more confident? Getting skills with a flexible and funded course could be just what you're looking for.

Commonwealth Games Legacy Fund

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