The Midlands Engine Intelligence Hub provides a single, interactive portal for a wealth of up-to-the-minute pan regional data, research and expert insights – a unique tool to inform decision making around key investments and policy formulation for economic and social benefit in the Midlands.
An important part of the Midlands Engine Observatory’s continuing work to grow and deepen the evidence base relating to issues impacting the Midlands economy, the Intelligence Hub puts the power of data and research at the fingertips of diverse private and public sector partners from across the region, including central and local Government.
Key features of the Intelligence Hub include: new live and interactive data and Power BI dashboards; spatial visualisations; intelligence briefings; insight pieces from regional experts; and commissioned deep-dive research.
By providing up-to-date evidence and explaining the nuances and impact on the Midlands though academic insight, the Intelligence Hub offers multiple potential uses that can lead to:
- Stronger business cases with the potential to secure greater investment for the region
- Robust comparisons, benchmarking and forecasting to support policy recommendations
- Evidenced regional impact insights to inform reactions to Government policy and lobbying
- Better understanding of regional needs and opportunities to target investment for the widest possible economic and social impact