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Midlands Engine

Partnering for prosperity

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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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Transport

Mar 1 2024

Consumer research shows lack of Electric Vehicle charge points a barrier for uptake

Consumer research conducted by Midlands Connect has shown a lack of EV charge points is a barrier for consumers choosing to purchase an EV and a hinderance for those who already own an EV.

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Transport

Mar 1 2024

Work to deliver Midlands Rail Hub set to begin with £123 million

Millions of people will benefit from more frequent rail services from central Birmingham and upgraded stations across the Midlands.

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The Midlands Engine Investment Fund II launches today (29th February) and will deliver £400 million of new funding to small and medium-sized businesses across the Midlands.

Economic Opportunities

Feb 29 2024

Midlands Engine Investment Fund II launches providing businesses with the funds to grow

The Midlands Engine Investment Fund II launches today (29th February) and will deliver £400 million of new funding to small and medium-sized businesses across the Midlands.

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about us

The Midlands Engine is a pan-regional partnership that works to complement the 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, 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.

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

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investment portfolio

A gateway to outstanding investment opportunities from across the Midlands.

Convened by the Midlands Engine in partnership with our region’s local and combined authorities, local enterprise partnerships, investment promotion agencies and the UK Government.

Learn how you can invest in the region today.

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Supported by academic researchers and leading economic and industry experts, our Midlands Engine Observatory gathers data and intelligence, shapes policy insights and helps target investment for recovery and growth in our region.

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