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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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Our TenPoint Plan for Green Growth in the Midlands Engine sets out, with a unified voice, the actions to be taken in partnership which will accelerate our region’s and the UK’s path to net zero. Together, we can drive collective action today to safeguard the environment for future generations.

Exceptional work in low carbon is already underway across our vast Midlands Engine partnership landscape, making the Midlands a leading location for green growth. But the potential for more is phenomenal. Under the plan, the Midlands region will act as a centre for excellence in new technologies and clean fuels, such as hydrogen, as we complement existing partner initiatives and capitalise on the wealth of economic opportunities presented by the shift to low carbon.

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Energy Research Accelerator
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Read the latest reports on Green Growth as our region makes its way towards net zero.

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Shropshire
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Green Growth Digital Map

Developed by the Midlands Engine Observatory, this interactive tool brings our region’s green growth assets to life.

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Bakewell, Derbyshire
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Natural Capital Monitor

The Natural Capital Monitor places a value on our region’s natural assets so that we can better protect them.

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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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Economic Opportunities

Dec 1 2022

Aerospace, motorsport, health and rail sector organisations come together to show SMEs the power of diversification

Midlands Aerospace Alliance (MAA) in partnership with Medilink Midlands, Rail Forum and the Motorsport Industry Association (MIA) hosted a free open house event to showcase the wealth of cross-sector collaboration opportunities in aerospace, health & life sciences, motorsport, rail, nuclear and beyond.

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Economic Opportunities

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Business Finance for Net Zero Webinar provides crucial green finance insights

Last week, MidlandsEngine and British Business Bank held a webinar on Business Finance for Net Zero, aimed at supporting SMEs and SME intermediaries in accessing Green Finance.

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