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.

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