Growing the UK economy through a Midlands Engine 1

A West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA) that has plans to become an economic powerhouse and attract investment, increase productivity and create thousands of jobs for the region, published its plans for the future this week.

The WMCA would see Birmingham, Coventry, Dudley, Sandwell, Solihull, Walsall and Wolverhampton councils working together with neighbouring district and county councils and the three Local Enterprise Areas (LEPs) of the Black Country, Coventry and Warwickshire and Greater Birmingham and Solihull working together. And with a population of four million, the WMCA would be the largest combined authority in the UK and the second biggest economy area, after London.

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