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Executive Summary of Annual Economic Review


The West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA) Annual Review is produced annually by the Black Country Consortium’s Economic Intelligence Unit (EIU) to provide an overview of the WMCA’s economic performance during the year.

The report measures success as set out in our Performance Management Framework (PMF) and enables us to monitor real progress towards delivery of the WMCA Strategic Economic Plan (SEP).

2016 has seen many significant developments including the formation of the West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA) and the production of a Strategic Economic Plan for the WMCA.

The Black Country Economic Intelligence Unit played a fundamental role in the development of the WMCA SEP and plan to utilise its diverse and experienced skill set to provide a flexible intelligence resource to the WMCA. The EIU have developed a Performance Management Framework (PMF) for the WMCA and will continue to measure the success of our collective activity as set out in the WMCA SEP.