Third annual State of the Region report launches

Date posted: December 13, 2022
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The Midlands Engine Observatory’s State of the Region 2022 report – the latest evidence-based reflection of how the Midlands has performed over the past calendar year – is now available.  

Each year since 2019, the Observatory has gathered together a wealth of data to provide a snapshot of how our region is faring and where the key opportunities lie. For 2022, the State of the Region report is available as a downloadable 20-page executive summary or the detailed report with full in-depth analysis via our website for more in-depth interrogation.

This year’s report details a further twelve months of turbulence across the UK and beyond. The opening section explores the Midlands Engine economy – from macroeconomic trends to the labour market and skills – and delves into the impact of major economic shocks and the cost of living/cost of doing business.

More in-depth stats are presented in a thematic deep-dive section covering the Midlands Engine’s five key themes – Green Growth, Digital, Transport, Global & Investment and Health.

Against the backdrop of economic challenges, the State of the Region report also spotlights the region’s main opportunities for growth across a variety of sectors from food and drink supply chain to hydrogen technologies. The forward-looking conclusion focuses on partnership solutions, restating the Midlands Engine’s commitment to interventions that will drive economic growth in the region for the benefit of all its communities.

Download the Executive Summary:

Access in-depth State of the Region data and analysis:


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