The West Midlands Regional Economic Development Institute (WM REDI)

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


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Research England (UKRI) and WM REDI expert evidence forum

WM REDI hosted a closed-forum for Research England (UKRI) to examine the evidence base for a place-based Research and Development strategy.

Find out more about the forum

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REDI-Updates 2020

REDI-Updates is a bi-annual publication which gets behind the data and translates it into understandable terms. This issue focuses on the recovery from COVID-19.

Read the latest edition of REDI-Updates

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State of the Region 2020

The fourth annual review of performance across the West Midlands provides a stocktake of where the region stands, and where we need to work together to improve the region.

Read the State of the Region report

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

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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