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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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Economic Opportunities

Jul 1 2022

Local businesses helped by Business Gateway during 12-month period topped £2billion turnover
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Transport

Jun 30 2022

Midlands councils in £1million electric vehicle charging point bid

A partnership of five local authorities across the Midlands region, alongside Sub-National Transport Body Midlands Connect have submitted a bid for almost £1million in funding, as part of Government’s Local Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Pilot. 

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Economic Opportunities

Jun 29 2022

£18 million Marches investment creates more than 80 new jobs

A combined £18million investment by three separate foreign-owned companies in Herefordshire will create more than 80 new jobs across the county – thanks to support from the Marches Local Enterprise Partnership.

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