The Centre for the New Midlands CIC is an independent, not-for-profit think tank focussed on the creation and sharing of new ideas to build a ‘better’ West Midlands.

We work with residents and organisations to discover new solutions to help solve the region’s biggest social and economic challenges and are the place where people come to ‘debate, shape and create’ a better region.

We are non-partisan; dedicated to the generation of new ideas thanks to evidence-based research and we are fully committed to making the Midlands a ‘better’ place to live, work, study, invest and play in.

We do hope that you enjoy learning more about what we hope to achieve through our work and would love to have you on board through our ‘Reimagining the Region‘ network.

Thought leadership

Events

Event Type

february 2024

2024wed07feb4:00 pmwed7:30 pmRethinking rail infrastructure: putting communities at the heart of Midlands Rail Hub

march 2024

2024thu21mar5:00 pmthu8:30 pmSpring Reception: XR - Delivering tangible change across the West Midlands

april 2024

2024wed17apr10:00 amwed1:00 pmHousing, Communities and Regeneration Hustings

Latest news from the Centre

New Director of Housing Research appointed at the Centre for the New Midlands

Leadership Boards confirmed for 2024

New People and Skills Board launched to address the West Midlands’ skills gap

Our reports

HOW DO WE DELIVER AFFORDABLE HOUSING ACROSS THE WEST MIDLANDS?

Click here to view the full report or here to download as a pdf

MIDLANDS RAIL HUB – THE KEY TO REGIONAL GROWTH?

Click here to view the full report or download as a pdf

DEVOLUTION DEAL 3 – DRIVING TRADE AND INVESTMENT INTO THE WEST MIDLANDS

Click here to view the full report or here to download as a pdf