The West Midlands Growth Company (WMGC) helps create new jobs. Build and expand businesses. Attract regional investment and encourage tourism. We work to achieve the objectives set out in the West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA) Strategic Economic Plan.
Formerly Marketing Birmingham, our company was established in April 2017. We’ve enjoyed great successes with our leisure, business tourism and inward investment programmes and we’ll continue to grow them to reach our ambitions for the region.
The region’s Local Enterprise Partnerships, local authorities, Growth Hubs, universities and a wide range of businesses across the private sector have come together to create our new company. We focus our core activities across Greater Birmingham and Solihull, Coventry and Warwickshire and the Black Country, with the potential and scope to deliver services for the wider West Midlands.
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.