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Economic Opportunities

Jan 26 2023

Professor Driffield: Foreign Direct Investment and the West Midlands

Nigel Driffield is a Professor of International Business and Deputy Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Regional Engagement) at the University of Warwick. Prof. Driffield's work enables a region to understand the motivations behind firms investing in the area, thus supporting the region to understand its competitive position when seeking to attract such investment.

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Manufacturing

Jan 24 2023

Midlands manufacturing strengths make region key to increasing UK’s productivity

A new study from the Centre for Social Justice – Making the change: A plan to reboot British manufacturing and restore growth – says a revival of the manufacturing industry in the UK is essential if the government is to achieve its flagship ambition of ‘levelling up’ the poorest parts of the country. As the UK’s manufacturing heartland, this could put the Midlands at the forefront of the nation’s economic recovery.   

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Transport

Jan 24 2023

MPs gather in Westminster to rally behind A50/A500 road improvements

Roundtable to be held today (Tuesday 24th January) at 5.00pm in Parliament

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Latest News

Jan 18 2023

University awarded £5.8m for new biomedical science super lab

The University of Derby has been awarded £5.8 million from the Office for Students (OfS) to develop a new Biomedical Science Super Lab.

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Transport

Jan 16 2023

Transport experts back plans for upgrades in Nottingham

Councillors and transport experts will meet in Nottingham today for a transport summit, to share plans for improvements to the city’s transport network.

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Transport

Jan 11 2023

Marches Transport Summit to be held in February

Transport leaders and planners in the Marches will be meeting to discuss plans for improving access to and from Wales. The Marches Transport Summit, organised by Midlands Connect, will see discussions of rail plans and innovative transport with time for questions from the audience.

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