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The Midlands Engine is the largest regional economy in the UK outside London and the place that 11 million people call home. Our Midlands Engine Partnership spans the heart of the UK. Working at scale, we focus on adding value – tackling the things that really matter in our region to drive prosperity for our communities and businesses.

Together, we make sure the Midlands voice is heard and act as a positive agent for economic, social and environmental change, to benefit every single part of our region. We do this through shared intent, collaborative investment and a strong, unified voice, direct to government.

Midlands Economic summit 2024
10th June 2024

The Midlands Economic Summit 2024

Latest Observatory publications

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May 28 2024

Openreach’s broadband upgrade set to benefit communities in the Midlands

Communities across the Midlands are set to benefit from Openreach’s huge broadband upgrade with full fibre heading to over 90 towns in the region.

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Economic Opportunities

May 28 2024

D2N2 LEP Chair, Elizabeth Fagan, launches £8m Early Stage Angel Investment Fund at UKREiiF

D2N2 LEP Chair Elizabeth Fagan announced the launch of D2N2 LEP’s Early Stage Angel Investment Fund at the UK’s Real Estate Investment and Infrastructure Forum (UKREiiF) in Leeds (21 - 23 May).

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East Midlands Freeport Green Corridors


May 23 2024

Freeport East and East Midlands Freeport Sign Green Freight Corridor Initiative

Freeport East and East Midlands Freeport have announced a new partnership to support a green freight corridor that will help decarbonise transport and drive enhanced skills and employment initiatives along the length of one of the UK’s most important transportation routes.

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about us

The Midlands Engine is a pan-regional partnership that works to complement the activity of our region’s businesses, public sector and world-leading universities – our key stakeholders who, with passion and urgency, are generating added value for the whole of the Midlands, its communities and the wider UK.

Working together, we focus our efforts in the areas that evidence and data tell us our region need most, convening, connecting and acting as a focal point to drive economic growth.

The Midlands Engine partnership is guided by a clear, fair and transparent decision-making framework, with representation on our different Boards from across our partnership and our region.

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investment portfolio

A gateway to outstanding investment opportunities from across the Midlands.

Convened by the Midlands Engine in partnership with our region’s local and combined authorities, local enterprise partnerships, investment promotion agencies and the UK Government.

Learn how you can invest in the region today.

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Supported by academic researchers and leading economic and industry experts, our Midlands Engine Observatory gathers data and intelligence, shapes policy insights and helps target investment for recovery and growth in our region.

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