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Spanning the heart of the UK, the Midlands is the largest regional economy outside London. The Midlands Engine partnership represents 11 million people and 816,000 businesses — an economy worth over £246 billion per year.

Working in partnership with regional firms and public sector bodies, we focus on tackling the things that really matter in our region to drive prosperity for our communities and businesses.

Our members include 18 local authorities and the West Midlands Combined Authority, nine local enterprise partnerships and our region’s 20 world-class universities. We also work with a rapidly growing number of private sector partners, collaborating and investing together to achieve our shared aims for regional success.

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 presenting a strong, unified voice, direct to government.

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The Observatory

The Midlands Engine Observatory is an alliance of leading academic researchers and economic and industry experts, working together to deliver the regionally focused research and analysis of our economy that our partners need, for every part of the Midlands.

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DISCOVER
The latest data from across the Midlands

Access up-to-the-minute pan-regional data, research and expert insights via our Intelligence Hub.

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DISCOVER
The latest data from across the Midlands

Read the latest briefings and reports from our Observatory.

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Transport

Dec 21 2021

Celebrating an incredible year of pan-regional collaboration and impact

Film released to celebrate the many collaborative achievements of our partnership in 2021.

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Observatory

Dec 9 2021

State of the Region headlines final QEB of 2021

Final Quarterly Economic Briefing of 2021 showcases report that provides snapshot of region's economic health.

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Data Briefing

Observatory

Dec 2 2021

Future priorities discussed at latest Research Partnership meeting

Latest meeting of Research Partnership helps plot future direction of Observatory work programme.

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