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Building a healthier, happier, better connected and more prosperous West Midlands

What is the Combined Authority?

Combined Authorites 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.

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

New Metro tram extensions in Walsall, Birmingham, Dudley, Sandwell and Wolverhampton included in plans.

Fri 17 September 2021

Plans for £2bn investment in tram, rail, bus and cycling set out in Government funding bid

New Metro tram extensions in Walsall, Birmingham, Dudley, Sandwell and Wolverhampton included in plans.

It is one of eight Youth Hubs being set up in the region as part of the youth offer that the WMCA has developed with Jobcentre Plus, local authorities, the voluntary sector and local employers.

Tue 14 September 2021

Coventry youth hub celebrates one year helping young people find training and career opportunities

It is one of eight Youth Hubs being set up in the region as part of the youth offer that the WMCA has developed with Jobcentre Plus, local authorities, the voluntary sector and local employers.

West Midlands residents starting a new job can claim 8 weeks free tram, train and bus travel, followed by four-weeks half price

Mon 13 September 2021

Free travel on public transport to help local people move into work

West Midlands residents starting a new job can claim 8 weeks free tram, train and bus travel, followed by four-weeks half price

Covid-19 keyworkers to benefit from new home ownership scheme

Thu 09 September 2021

Pioneering home ownership scheme delivering dream for key workers

Covid-19 keyworkers to benefit from new home ownership scheme

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The Great Summer Staycation

The Great Summer Staycation

It’s time to take a break and unwind. With so much to see and do in the West Midlands, this year is all about the staycation.

Shop Local, Stay Local

Shop local, stay local

There are some amazing local independent shops in the region, so take time this summer to get out and find the ‘hidden gems’ in your local town.

WMCA at Birmingham Pride 2021

This year we're excited to celebrate Birmingham Pride in person with our wonderful West Midlands residents. We'll be at the parade with our open top bus. Find out more about the day and plan your journey.

Summer Careers Festival

The #SummerCareersFestival is back for the second year! From June to August we’ll be hosting a series of virtual and physical events. Get advice and guidance on topics including careers advice, employment and health and wellbeing. #FindYourFuture

Thrive at Work

Thrive at Work is our free workplace wellbeing programme that is helping hundreds of employers to keep their staff healthy, motivated and more productive.


Upcoming events

WMGM - Meeting your recruitment potential

Tue 21 September 2021

Free event by Gamma Talent to help charities meet their recruitment potential. Part of the May

Net Zero Battle Bus comes to Birmingham

Tue 21 September 2021

  The Zero Carbon Bus Tour is an exciting landmark event in the l

Wellbeing Check-In For a Virtual World

Tue 21 September 2021

As we approach World Mental Health Day on 10th October, we want to recognise the impact the pandemic

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