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Strategic Economic Plan 2016-30

A Greater Birmingham for a Greater Britain

Our Strategic Economic Plan (SEP) sets out our vision and strategy for delivering smarter, more sustainable and more inclusive growth for the benefit of our area, the wider West Midlands city region and the UK as a whole.

It also identifies the contribution that we will make to the delivery of the ambitious growth targets set
by the West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA).

It has been developed in consultation with a wide range of stakeholders and partners on whom its successful delivery will depend.

Our SEP sets out how we will work together and with our partners to deliver economic growth throughout Greater Birmingham & Solihull, and in doing so, raise the quality of life for all our residents, visitors and businesses.

It sets out our ambition to become a top global city region by 2030 as well as the major driver of the UK economy outside of London. To do so, it focuses on the following strategic priorities:


The development of this ambitious Plan has been underpinned by a robust evidence base, available here.

The LEP Board is now focussed on developing the implementation plan, which will provide the roadmap for realising the ambitions in the SEP and will be published in due course.