Local Industrial Strategy Evidence Base

The West Midlands Combined Authority Local Industrial Strategy (WM LIS) aims to deliver economic growth and drive productivity in a way which fundamentally improves opportunities for all communities, businesses and residents.

As a globally competitive economy, we know our strengths and are taking control of our future; we are growing fast, implementing our 2016 SEP and investment programmes in infrastructure, housing and skills.

Collaborative working to develop the 2016 SEP and independent Commissions has put the region in a position where we know our economy better than ever before.

Underpinned by this robust and vast evidence base, the WM LIS has been informed by a wide range of evidence which has been co-ordinated by the Black Country Economic Intelligence Unit on behalf of the West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA).  

This includes 3 core documents set out below:


We will continue to develop our evidence base as our sector action planning work and the recommendation(s) from the expert panel are taken into account.


To find out more or have your say in the consultation to help shape the final WM LIS document, please visit https://www.wmca.org.uk/what-we-do/industrial-strategy 


For further information please contact the Black Country Economic Intelligence Unit via intelligence@blackcountryconsortium.co.uk or call 01384 471115.