The West Midlands Economic Forum (WMEF) was established in 2007, aiming to improve understanding of the regional economy in a global context.
We provide bespoke independent research, as well as offering a neutral venue for dialogue through an extensive programme of events for the business community.
Drawing in a broad range of sectors, the West Midlands Economic Forum brings together an array of experts on the regional economy. These include policy makers (national, regional, European and global), representatives of financial institutions, manufacturers, economists, academics, and members of the voluntary sector.
Working closely with Birmingham City University, the West Midlands Economic Forum is developing a range of analytic tools to develop greater comprehension of the regional economy and its relative position within national and global value-added supply chains. Notably, working with the University, we are jointly-developing a series of business seminars on Brexit, Industrial Strategy as well as providing regular updates of the comparative performance of the regional economy and its components sectors.