Foreign Direct Investment

The West Midlands is a world class, internationally-significant economy, underpinned by the UK's youngest and most diverse population. Make your mark. Make it here.

Home to three thriving cities—Birmingham, Coventry and Wolverhampton—and specialising in a mix of strong industry sectors, the West Midlands is on the move. 

The West Midlands is home to more international companies than any other UK combined authority (over 3,400), with over 700 of these in Birmingham.

In 2022, the West Midlands became the UK’s leading regional destination for foreign investment in 2022, attracting more investment projects than Scotland and Wales combined.

The region has also built up a record pipeline for investment, which is testament to the confidence investors have in its future. Already in 2023, the West Midlands has welcomed 48 new landings and expansions, bringing more than 3,200 jobs to the region.

Key Sectors

The region’s growing, diverse economy is a key strength. Instead of being reliant on one sector, the West Midlands is home to leaders in finance, life sciences, digital, automotive and aerospace making it more resilient to boom and bust.

Key sectors include:

How We Help You

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

Acting as your local account manager, we will:

  • Introduce you to the right networks
  • Advise on locations
  • Provide sector-specific market research
  • Source relevant funding routes
  • Provide publicity
  • Work with you to 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—contact our experts to get personalised support.

Areas of Investment

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