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 - first edition

REDI-Updates magazine front coverREDI-Updates is a bi-annual publication which will get behind the data and translate 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.

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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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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.

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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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