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Supporting businesses and attracting investment

wmca investment

Sandwell is already a great place to do business. We have a vibrant and varied local economy which is home to around 9,000 businesses.

We have a strong, long-established manufacturing community. Our top 50 fastest growing companies employ more than 12,000 people with a combined revenue of £2.1 billion.

Sandwell is centrally-based next to Birmingham, with great motorway, rail and Metro links – as well as being just 15 miles from Birmingham International Airport.

Together, we can grow the local economy by:


Making sure Sandwell companies have access to the supply chain for HS2, the Metro extension and other major regional construction projects


Boosting Sandwell’s most profitable industries in advanced manufacturing technologies and supporting the growth of best performing companies


Unlocking new land for development – both for new businesses and homes


Helping businesses adapt for the future by supporting growth in the creative and digital sectors


Continuing Sandwell and the Black Country’s package of support for businesses, through the Black Country Growth Hub