The Walsall Economic Board met on 30 January 2020 to create a Town Deal Board.
Creating the board is the next step in a process that began last year when the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) announced that Walsall and Bloxwich had been selected along with a number of other towns across the UK to share in a £3.6 billion fund to drive long-term economic growth.
The Town Deal Board has until the end of the summer to set out Town Investment Plans for the two locations. Board members and council officers will be working with communities to develop ideas that could see investment in areas such as connectivity, land use, cultural assets, skills and enterprise infrastructure.
The membership and structure of the board will be formalised over the next few weeks.