- Our Board
- Plans for Growth
- Black Country Economic Intelligence Unit
- Annual Review 2016
- West Midlands Combined Authority
- Midlands Engine
- Response to Industrial Strategy Green Paper
- Response to DCLG's Housing White Paper
The Midlands Engine for Growth, located in the centre of the United Kingdom, is the heartbeat of the nation’s economy. Built on a strong advanced manufacturing base and enhanced by a range of further sectoral strengths, the Midlands Engine is perfectly positioned to take advantage of the economic growth, productivity and skills opportunities we face as a nation.
The Midlands Engine for Growth signals willingness from all regional stakeholders to work together more closely to achieve greater regional economic growth and productivity improvement. Developing the Midlands Engine brand will allow the region to promote itself to investors and trade partners, delivering more growth, exports and jobs.
The Midlands has an economy of £222 billion each year and is home to over 11.5 million people. The below Prospectus sets out a vision for an economy focused on productivity and driven by getting the most out of the Midlands’ workforce, research and transport.
The prospectus responds to Government ambitions announced earlier this year (2016) that the Midlands economy could grow by £34 billion by 2030, if it matched the predicted growth rate for the UK. A further 300,000 jobs could be created in the Midlands by the end of this parliament.