The Midlands Engine has welcomed the announcement of the locations of the UK’s first Manufacturing Zones across Melton Mowbray, Leicester, Greater Lincolnshire and Northern Derbyshire.
A Midlands Engine trade mission to China has been hailed ‘highly successful’ after preparing the ground for agreements and deals that will drive economic growth and investment across the region.
The Midlands Engine is entering the beginning of an exciting 12 months for the partnership as it seeks to engage with as many businesses, residents and stakeholders across the Midlands as possible.
A musical send-off has been given to some members of a Midlands Engine delegation who are heading to China in order to forge commercial links and increase trade.
A powerful new economic observatory that will provide valuable data and insight has been officially launched.
The Midlands has received a hugely significant show of support in the Budget with the Chancellor of the Exchequer re-affirming the need to ‘fuel’ the Midlands Engine in order to drive productivity.
This followed some very encouraging results from the Conservative Party Conference and a series of positive announcements in the run-up to the Budget.
- £5.7 billion of projects from the Midlands were discussed at MIPIM 2018
- Value of meetings more than doubles from £2.8 billion in the previous year
- More than 40 partners already confirmed for MIPIM 2019
The Sport and Venue Programme for the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games was confirmed and celebrated today, Friday 19 October, as five Team England medallists joined Birmingham 2022 Chairman John Crabtree and pupils from Mapledene Primary School for a sporting showcase at Birmingham’s National Exhibition Centre – one of the key venue clusters for the Games, which take place from 27 July to 7 August 2022.
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A new report sets out drivers and options for re-shaping local government in Leicestershire.