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Midlands Engine

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The Midlands Engine is the largest regional economy in the UK outside London and the place that 11 million people call home. Our Midlands Engine partnership spans the heart of the UK. Working at scale, we focus on adding value – tackling the things that really matter in our region to drive prosperity for our communities and businesses.

Together, we make sure the Midlands voice is heard and act as a positive agent for economic, social and environmental change, to benefit every single part of our region. We do this through shared intent, collaborative investment and a strong, unified voice, direct to government.

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Read more about the impact we achieve through pan-regional partnership – our region’s businesses, parliamentarians, local authorities, academics and more, all united by our shared goal of greater prosperity, for every part of our region.

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Who we are

The Midlands Engine is a pan-regional partnership that works to complement the phenomenal activity of our region’s businesses, public sector and world-leading universities – our key stakeholders who, with passion and urgency, are generating added value for the whole of the Midlands, its communities and the wider UK. Working together, in close collaboration and across diverse areas of strength and expertise, we drive pan-regional economic prosperity through concerted investment and long-term commitment.

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What we do

Our pan-regional partnership works to accelerate growth and prosperity for every part of the Midlands. We focus our efforts in the areas that evidence and data tell us our region need most, convening, connecting and acting as a focal point to drive economic growth – for the greater benefit of our people, places and businesses.

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Our leadership

The Midlands Engine partnership is guided by a clear, fair and transparent decision-making framework, with representation on our different Boards from right across our partnership and our region.

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Latest news & events

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Green Growth

Dec 5 2022

Partnership looks at seawater’s potential to power ceramic production 

New research is looking to the coast to explore ways to generate sustainable hydrogen supplies to power up the UK’s ceramics sector.

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Transport

Dec 5 2022

Midlands Rail Hub: More rail services for region as part of upgrade package dubbed ‘biggest step possible in levelling-up the Midlands’

Faster and more frequent train services are on the cards for up to forty-three communities, towns and cities throughout the region as part of a massive package of improvements to transform east-west connections in the Midlands.

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Transport

Nov 29 2022

Coventry-Leicester-Nottingham rail link dubbed ‘levelling up’ by firms

Local businesses employing over 32,000 workers across the region have given a seal of approval for proposed improvements to the Coventry-Leicester-Nottingham rail route.

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