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About our partnership

Powering prosperity in every part of our region

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As the UK’s largest regional economy outside London, the Midlands is home to a sixth of the UK population and spans 10,629 square miles of significant and varied geography.

The role of the Midlands Engine is to connect, champion and amplify, supporting our partners to work together to pursue shared ambitions and to add value.

The Midlands Engine is a pan-regional, apolitical partnership that convenes, connects and acts as a focal point to drive economic growth – for the greater benefit of our people, places and businesses. This shared aim of greater prosperity is what unites us and what directs our work, in collaborattion.
To achieve positive change, we focus our efforts in those areas that data and evidence tell us have the greatest potential for impact. Together, we make sure the Midlands voice is heard, championing our region through our shared intent, collaborative investment and a unified voice, direct to government.
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Midlands Engine Observatory

Our Observatory gathers data and intelligence, shapes policy insights and helps target investment for recovery and growth in our region. It is the only pan-regional observatory in England. Supported by academic researchers and leading economic and industry experts, the Observatory runs a programme of in-depth research projects, ensuring that our partnership is kept fully informed with a growing, robust evidence bade.

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Health

May 24 2022

An opportunity to develop the UK supply base of the NHS

A new report commissioned by the Midlands Engine from the Manufacturing Technology Centre has identified the key company capabilities that allow businesses to transform their operations in order to successfully enter the healthcare sector and competitively deliver innovative products and services.

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May 19 2022

George Freeman MP on the fundamental role the Midlands Investment Portfolio can play in transforming the UK economy

Minister for Science, Research and Innovation speaking yesterday [18 May] on the occasion of the launch of the Midlands Investment Portfolio by Midlands Engine partners.

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Global

May 19 2022

Midlands Engine partners launch Midlands Investment Portfolio with potential to drive billions in inward investment

The Midlands Engine partnership has launched the Midlands Investment Portfolio – a ‘digital front door’ opening up investment opportunities across the region. Taken together, it is estimated these opportunities could support or create a staggering 220,000 jobs and deliver more than £33bn in Gross Development Value.

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