Advantage West Midlands, the Government body responsible for developing the regional economy, has helped create or safeguard more than 100,000 jobs.
The figures were released yesterday, on the day the Government announced AWM had beaten its targets for the past financial year.
The body, one of nine regional development agencies across the country, is responsible to the Department for Trade and Industry, and works closely with local business leaders. It created or safeguarded 15,439 jobs, against a target of 11,200, and created or attracted 225 business to the region, with a target of 225.
It also reclaimed 76 hectares of brownfield land for development, against a target of 75 hectares, and provided funding for 10,185 training places, against a target of 9,700.
Agency funding attracted £15.4 million of private sector funding in deprived areas, against a target of £10 million, and 6,840 businesses were assisted against a target of 6,000. The latest figures mean 100,000 jobs have been safeguarded since the agency was formed in 1999.
John Edwards, AWM's chief executive, said: " We have worked hard with our partners over the last six years to achieve these results.
"But we know that there is still much more to do to improve the West Midlands' economic performance."
Industry and the Regions Minister Alun Michael said: "Working with its partners, it is making a real difference to the prospects of the West Midlands across the entire range of its responsibilities. I am also pleased that nationally, as a network, the RDAs have exceeded all their core targets."