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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 Midlands is home to some of the world’s most successful companies; with their innovation, expertise and ingenuity driving UK trade and exports for over a century.

The Midlands Engine helps amplify the voice and reputation of our region across the world. We work in collaboration with local partners and national government to support inward investment to encourage more firms to export to more places around the world and to help keep jobs and opportunities within both our region and the UK.

As the world recovers from the pandemic, the pioneering spirit of innovation and industry that has characterised the Midlands’ approach to internationalisation will help put our region at the forefront of a new Global Britain.

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