WECA is made up of three of the local authorities in the region – Bath & North East Somerset, Bristol and South Gloucestershire. Working with our partners including the West of England Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP), North Somerset Council and others, our aim is to deliver economic growth for the region and address some of our challenges, such as productivity and skills, housing and transport.
The West of England’s economy is built on strong foundations with innovative and creative businesses and a highly skilled population. The economy is worth over £38bn a year. With a population of over 1.1 million people, one of the highest levels of graduates in the UK and over 45,000 businesses, the West of England competes on a global scale. It’s a region where highly-skilled people work, where ideas flourish, and where businesses grow. It’s also a place that a diverse population of people call home.
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