Choose which site you would like to switch to:

  • Black Country Local Enterprise Partnership

    Blcak Country
  • Black Country Skills Factory

    Blcak Country
  • Active Black Country

    Blcak Country


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

We  are responsible for the provision and application of Black Country intelligence to inform, support and influence decision-making in the Black Country.

This website provides a single point for access for all Black Country Economic Intelligence.
Using the menus on the left you can access:


  • Data – key datasets on the Black Country that relate to our Black Country Performance Management Framework. Through this framework we monitor achievements against our arching strategy and 30-year vision
  • Intelligence Reports– intelligent analysis across 3 theme areas  - Competiveness, Skills and Infrastructure and cross thematic reports including LEP Intelligence Reports and the Annual Economic Review Report.
  • Interactive Map - Spatial analysis via our state of the art interactive map which allows you to access a variety of datasets  
  • Latest Intelligence Updates – information on the latest data releases, new research and reports releases

What our partners have to say:

"we have used the findings of previous Sub-Region Reports to help with planning our own activities as the Reports provide a concise and useful reference point for key statistics and achievement levels within the Black Country.” Geoff Layer, Vice Chancellor of the University of Wolverhampton

"The Black Country Consortium has helped us to access current and accurate information / data which in turn has been used by clubs to strengthen funding applications to grant making bodies. A number of clubs within Sandwell have recently been successful in securing significant levels of inward investment.  We have an excellent working relationship with The Black Country Consortium, staff are highly professional, always keen to support our work and flexible in their approach. All of which is of enormous benefit to the communities we serve. " Gordon Andrews, Sandwell Physical Activity Board