The West Midlands Regional Economic Development Institute (WM REDI)

Supporting inclusive economic growth in the West Midlands and across the UK

Professor Sir David Eastwood

Professor Sir David Eastwood

Vice-Chancellor, University of Birmingham

“Our vision is to establish a world-leading research institute, focusing on city-regions to better understand and influence regional and national economic growth policies.”

REDI-Updates 2020

REDI-Updates magazine front coverREDI-Updates is a bi-annual publication which gets behind the data and translates it into understandable terms. Staff and guest contributors will discuss various topics, with this first edition focusing on how inclusive growth can be a tool to tackle regional imbalances across the UK.

Read the latest edition of REDI-Updates

State of the Region 2020

Artist's impression of the interior of The Exchange buildingIn the fourth annual review of performance across the West Midlands, we had already begun the process of moving to a wider analysis focussing on alignment to monitoring the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). This report is written on behalf of the West Midlands Combined Authority and all its partners, it should be seen as a stocktake of where the region stands, it’s a snapshot on where we are doing well and where we need to work together to improve the region.

Read the State of the Region report

The Economic and Social Impacts of Coronavirus (Covid-19) on the West Midlands

COVID-19 virus under a microscopeCovid-19 is a medical emergency but also an economic contagion which has triggered a cycle of economic and social impacts. Our researchers are using their expertise to analyse the West Midlands’ economic exposure to coronavirus, bringing together data and intelligence which can be shared and utilised in planning and responding to this challenge.

The social and economic impacts of Covid-19

Latest videos from WM REDI

Interview with Professor Simon Collinson on the launch of the WM REDI
Interview with Helen Turner, Director, Midlands Innovation on the launch of WM REDI
Interview with Paul Faulkner, Chief Executive of the GBCC on the launch of WM REDI
Interview with Tim Pile, Chair of GBSLEP on the launch of WM REDI

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Posted 06 August 2020

Geographical and Social Mobility

Professor Anne Green looks at whether geographical mobility has a positive association with social mobility, if mobility has increased or decreased and what impact COVID-19 might have.

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