Inward Investment

The West Midlands Growth Company supports investing or relocating companies. We work with partners across the region to maximise the potential of the local economy. Together, we’ve created a strong network of successful businesses.

The West Midlands is the UK’s leading destination outside of London for international investment. Our £117bn full-service economy - which is comparable to the economy of Hungary - has grown by 20% in the last five years. The region is home to the UK’s fastest-growing technology sector. It's considered a UK leader in emerging technologies. It's a thriving hotbed of crosscutting innovation for the key industries of the future.

With its world-class education and academic infrastructure, diverse talent pool and unrivalled UK connectivity, the West Midlands is an increasingly attractive destination for international companies entering the UK market or investing in UK opportunities.

Our Golden Threads

Expert Talent

Fed by nine world-class institutions producing 60k graduates each year, with 55% graduate retention…

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Central Location

Close proximity to London and is within a four-hour drive for 90% of the UK population.

Economic scale

Growing £117bn economy and population of 4.7 million - one of the youngest in Europe.

Innovation Heartland

An industry-led R&D powerhouse of accelerators, hubs and testbeds - get you to market successfully…


Lower operating and living costs than the capital and other international cities makes a compelling…

Quality of Life

Live, learn and earn a high-quality lifestyle for less in the West Midlands.

Types of Investment

Our capital investment experts are in the prime position to connect you with key decision-makers across our seven local authorities and the West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA).

How We Help

We act as a local account manager, supporting investors in any way we can, specifically:

  • Introductions to the right networks
  • Advise on locations
  • Provide sector-specific market research
  • Source relevant funding routes
  • Provide publicity
  • Provide bespoke support and services

We have acted as the single point of contact for many partners across the West Midlands, creating opportunities that otherwise would not have been available to them. There are many ways WMGC can help you invest in the West Midlands.

Key Contacts