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Investing in transport for growth – Midlands Connect

Driving economic prosperity

Ambitious for our region

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The heartbeat of Britain’s economy

The Midlands Engine partnership brings together public sector partners and businesses to complement the activity of local and combined authorities, LEPs, universities, businesses and others. We are generating added value for the whole of the Midlands, its communities and the wider UK.

We bring a collective voice from our region, adding value as an influencer, an advocate, a catalyst for change and an enabler of accelerated delivery.

Our approach is apolitical, focused on increasing productive economic growth and improving quality of life for communities in every part of the region.

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Ambitious for our region, our people and our businesses

Midlands Engine Investing in transport for growth – Midlands Connect

Investing in transport for growth – Midlands Connect

Better connections, locally, nationally and globally, mean greater prosperity for our region.

Midlands Engine Accelerating innovation and enterprise

Accelerating innovation and enterprise

Closer links between universities and business maximise the benefits of innovation for all.

Midlands Engine Powering an ultra-connected region

Powering an ultra-connected region

Region-wide digital, data-led connectivity supported by reliable, low-carbon energy creates opportunities.

Midlands Engine Trading with the world

Trading with the world

A dual focus on expanding our export market and proactively growing inward investment will enhance economic growth.

Amplifying the voice of our region

The Midlands Engine partnership champions our region on the local, national and international stage.

Midlands Engine : Amplifying the voice of our region


The Midlands Engine is backed by business and government leaders, who are proud to celebrate the region.

Midlands Engine Chairman

I believe we are now ready to very clearly and very loudly speak with one united voice on the world’s stage – The Midlands is the beating heart of UK manufacturing, we are the beating heart of the country and the home to global iconic businesses, we are a magnet for investment and we can deliver results which can drive forward the UK economy.

Sir John Peace – Midlands Engine Chairman
Midlands Engine | Robert Jenrick

The success of the Midlands is not just important to me, it is absolutely vital to our mission to level up our regions, boost economic growth and ensure every city and town can benefit from the opportunities Brexit brings.

Rt Hon Robert Jenrick MP – Communities Secretary

Latest News

Midlands Connect Chairman Sir John Peace has today (Monday 20 January 2020) written to the Prime Minister Boris Johnson, warning him again that any delay or downgrade of High Speed Two would be a betrayal of the Midlands and the North.

The programme for the most significant UK-China Regional Leaders Summit ever held in the UK is to be revealed at a launch reception in Birmingham, a month to the day before more than 700 distinguished guests will gather in the city to discuss closer collaboration between the two countries.