The Midlands Engine welcomes consultation on a national Industrial Strategy which will build on the UK’s economic strengths whilst tackling underlying weaknesses to secure our future as a competitive, global nation.
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The Midlands Engine has delivered a potent message to international investors courtesy of a successful campaign at this year’s MIPIM property exhibition in Cannes.
Nearly 3,000 delegates visited the Midlands UK pavilion during the event last week.
Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond was in Dudley on the morning of 9th March as the Midlands Engine Strategy was published.
The strategy includes significant investment in skills, connectivity and local growth and sets out how the government plans to work with us to drive the region’s huge potential and promote the Midlands to the world.
Midlands Engine Chair Sir John Peace says, “HS2 Royal Assent marks a momentous day, both for the Midlands and the UK. It’s proof that the Government is serious about rebalancing the country’s economy by investing in the regions.
A delegation from across the Midlands, comprising ten local enterprise partnerships (LEPs) and almost 50 public and private sector partners, will travel to France next month to showcase £14bn worth of development projects at property festival MIPIM 2017.
Sir John Peace, Chairman of the Midlands Engine, said:
“I welcome the Government’s Green Paper on a Modern Industrial Strategy.Watch Full Movie Online Streaming Online and Download
The English region that was the birthplace of the industrial revolution wants more powers and funding from central government to help boost the UK economy.
Firing up the UK’s “Midlands Engine” will lift living standards and help keep Britain’s job rich recovery on track, creating an additional 176,000 new jobs in the region over the next decade, a new report claims.
The 67-year-old chairman of Burberry and Standard Chartered, who is variously described as the son of a Nottinghamshire coal miner and City grandee, knows the type of change the region is trying to bring about does not happen quickly.