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.”

City REDI - WM REDI 2020 review

City REDI / WM REDI 2020 review brochure front coverLearn more about the impact City REDI has had in the past four years along with our plans for the future, including the exciting development of WM REDI as a new champion for our region.

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Located at the University of Birmingham | The Exchange

Artist's impression of the interior of The Exchange buildingWM REDI will move into The Exchange in early 2021. The Exchange is a Grade II listed Old Municipal Bank, founded by Neville Chamberlain in Centenary Square next to HSBC’s UK headquarters and is the University of Birmingham’s new facility for engaging more closely with the city-region.

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Tim Pile

Tim Pile

Chair, Greater Birmingham and Solihull Local Enterprise Partnership

“The opportunity that WM-REDI is going to provide is a massive step-up, especially given its central location at the heart of the city, with a strong presence and wonderful facilities. This will enable WM REDI the chance to bring together talent right across the region, and that’s a very exciting proposition.”

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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