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Economic Intelligence Unit

Welcome to the Economic Intelligence Unit of Black Country Consortium Ltd.

Since 1999 the important of an evidence based approach to strategy formulation has been at forefront of Black Country thinking.

The establishment of the Economic Intelligence Unit was seen as critical to providing a comprehensive understanding of the socio-economic challenges and opportunities in the Black Country and the wider West Midlands area.  

The team provides rigorous, best in class, economic analysis across the three key SEP themes of people, businesses and place.  

This intelligence is used to inform different stages of the policy-making cycle, including: critical assessment of the socioeconomic challenges in the Black Country; evidence-based strategy and policy development; project and programme design and feasibility; programme management; and monitoring and evaluation.

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