Agenda and decisions

Venue: Room 116, West Midlands Combined Authority, 16 Summer Lane, Birmingham, B19 3SD

Contact: Tanya Patel, Governance Services Officer 

Items
No. Item

1.

Apologies for Absence

Presented By: Chair

Decision:

Apologies for absence were received from Councillor John Cotton (Birmingham), Councillor Matthew Dormer (Non-Constituent Authorities), Councillor George Duggins (Coventry) and Councillor Stephen Simpkins (Chair, Portfolio Lead for Economy & Innovation),

3.

Minutes - 16 November 2023 pdf icon PDF 157 KB

Presented By: Chair

Decision:

Agreed as a correct record.

4.

West Midlands Economic Conditions pdf icon PDF 161 KB

Presented By: Dr Delma Dwight

Additional documents:

Decision:

That the current economic conditions for the West Midlands be noted.

5.

Tackling Rising Youth Unemployment in the WMCA Area Together pdf icon PDF 285 KB

Presented By: Clare Hatton / Fiona Aldridge

Decision:

(1)           The update on youth unemployment in the WMCA area be noted.

 

(2)           Proposals to tackle rising youth unemployment, and that these would be shaped in context by each local authority for their local areas, be noted.

 

(3)           The recommended actions in the Action Plan be approved.

6.

Business Growth West Midlands - Service Update & Future Funding pdf icon PDF 287 KB

Presented By: Paul Edwards

Decision:

(1)           The progress against delivery of the Business Growth West Midlands service be noted.

 

(2)           The proposed commitment of forecast regional underspend from Core Hub and Strategic Relationship Management activity be supported.

 

(3)           The future funding models for business growth and productivity support post-March 2025 be noted.

7.

West Midlands Innovation Board - Six-Monthly Report pdf icon PDF 202 KB

Presented By: Mike Wright

Decision:

(1)           The 2023 activities and achievements of the West Midlands Innovation Board be endorsed.

 

(2)           The proposed 2024 priorities of the West Midlands Innovation Board be agreed.

8a

West Midlands Plan for Growth: Aerospace (Including Manufacturing Alternative Fuels) pdf icon PDF 165 KB

Presented By: Andrew Mair

Decision:

The progress in support of the aerospace cluster for the West Midlands Plan for Growth be noted.

8b

West Midlands Growth Company Q3 Performance Report against the 'Global West Midlands' Business Plan pdf icon PDF 165 KB

Presented By: Katie Trout

Additional documents:

Decision:

The issues in relation to the West Midlands Growth Company’s performance against its ‘Global West Midlands’ business plan for the period 1 October - 30 December 2023 be noted.

8c

Single Settlement: Local Growth & Place Functional Strategy pdf icon PDF 243 KB

Presented By: Ed Cox

Decision:

The work being undertaken by WMCA officers and constituent authorities to develop place-based strategies be noted.

9.

Economic Growth Board Work Programme pdf icon PDF 183 KB

Presented By: Chair

Decision:

The updated work agenda for March 2024 be approved.

10.

Date of Next Meeting

Presented By: Chair

Decision:

Wednesday 6 March 2024 at 2.00pm.