The search is on for the West Midlands' most enterprising town, city or place following the launch of the Enterprising Britain 2006 competition.
The competition, which is now in its second year, is run by the Department for Trade and Industry's Small Business Service to promote enterprise in the UK.
Regional development agency Advantage West Midlands is co-ordinating the regional heat of the competition, the winner of which will receive support to develop their bid for the national finals.
Entrants must show how jobs have been created and communities brought together for the benefit of businesses and local people.
Last year, Shrewsbury scooped the West Midlands Capital of Enterprise award and went on to be runner-up in the national competition.
Norman Price, Advantage West Midlands deputy chairman said: "Our region, as the home of the Industrial Revolution, has a rich history of entrepreneurialism."
Deadline for entries is May 31.