Our Members > West Midlands Combined Authority

The West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA) consist of 18 local authorities and four local enterprise partnerships working together collaboratively on many projects to deliver their vision of a more prosperous West Midlands. Their priorities include:

  • Creating strategic economic and industrial plans
  • Transport
  • Public service reform
  • Productivity and skills
  • Housing and regeneration
  • Research

And much more…

The WMCA have worked closely in the past with SWM. They have carbon reduction, air quality, waste, fuel poverty, natural environment, green business growth, health inequality improvement targets to guide clean, inclusive and resilient growth in their Strategic Economic Plan. Additionally, they produce regular environmental progress reports on progress, policy and strategy.

“The input of SWM has been huge in helping set our priorities”
Andy Street, WMCA Mayor, July 2017

 “SWM has used their independence, networks, and evidence to help us integrate sustainability within the long-term direction and monitoring of our strategy and programmes. From the UK’s first clean growth Local Industrial strategy, to creating our sustainable business hub, and using their annual sustainability benchmarking to help us become one of the top performing Combined Authoerities. They have been formally agreed by our Board as our sustainability delivery partner, in turn we want to be recognised as one of their members.”
-Dr Simon Slater, Head of Environment , WMCA June 2019.

SWM are thrilled to welcome them as members.