The West of England is an economic leader with an economy worth over £31 billion a year. A net contributor to the national purse, with a population of over 1 million people and over 43,000 businesses, our region competes on a global scale.
WHO WE ARE
The West of England is one of the UK’s most prosperous regions and we want to make it even better.
The West of England Combined Authority (WECA) is made up of three of the local authorities in the region – Bath & North East Somerset, Bristol and South Gloucestershire. Working with our partners including the West of England Local Enterprise Partnership, North Somerset Council and other partners, our aim is to deliver economic growth for the region and address some of our challenges, such as productivity and skills, housing and transport. Read more
OUR PLANS FOR THE REGION
WECA and the Local Enterprise Partnership are working with Government to develop a Local Industrial Strategy to deliver on our region’s ambition to be a driving force for clean and inclusive growth.
This is an important opportunity for the West of England, and we are working with the business community to ensure that the strategy reflects the views and priorities of businesses. Read more
The Government recognises that the West of England is a very successful area. It is unique outside of London as being a net contributor to the UK economy. The overall aim of the West of England devolution deal aims to build on this success and deliver more growth for the local and national economy. Read more