What we do
The West Midlands Growth Company (WMGC) seeks to create new jobs, expand existing businesses and attract new businesses and investment to the region, aligned to the ambitions set out in the West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA) Strategic Economic Plan.
Formed by the West Midlands Combined Authority, the West Midlands Growth Company will raise the profile of not only Birmingham, but also the region in national and global markets, making it more distinctive and attractive to investors.
Marketing Birmingham’s investment experience and capacity built over 35 years has made it a natural fit to become the West Midlands Growth Company.
The WMGC has been established in partnership with Local Enterprise Partnerships, local authorities, Growth Hubs, universities and a wide range of businesses across the private sector. It focuses its core activities across Greater Birmingham and Solihull, Coventry and Warwickshire and the Black Country, with the potential and scope to deliver services in a wider Midlands context.
The WMGC is owned by the WMCA and its Constituent Members, with governance that heavily involves the private sector in the majority. Its core WMCA and local authority funding will be used to attract significant additional funding from the private sector and other sources, such as future Devolution Deals.