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What we do

Global challenges, Midlands solutions

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Pioneering innovation, unlocking productivity

The Midlands is the leading force of UK advanced manufacturing.

Our diverse strengths range from aerospace and cars, through medicines and materials, to textiles and food – all led by innovative clusters of globally significant businesses and world-leading research centres.

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Powering our net zero future

Working in partnership to drive co-ordinated regional action, our industry-led Ten Point Plan for Green Growth has the power to deliver, by 2041, 196,000 new green jobs and £24.2 billion GVA per year to the economy.

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food and agri-tech

The Midlands is at the heart of future food security, automation and net zero cultivation and production.

Our Food White Paper outlines how the Midlands can lead the transformation of the UK food system.

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Pioneering in health and life sciences

Our extensive regional strengths in health, MedTech and life sciences generate £25 billion GVA each year and are essential to tackle health inequalities. Our region features the largest cluster of MedTech companies in the UK and seven leading medical schools educating 20% of the UK’s medical students.

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East Midlands Airport
Extending our global reach

The Midlands Engine helps amplify the voice and reputation of our region across the world.

We work in collaboration with partners and government to support inward investment, to encourage more firms to export to more places around the world and to keep jobs in our region and the UK.

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Accelerating greater digital and transport connectivity

Enabling smart public services and digitalised business will drive regional competitiveness and digital levelling up, while how we are able to move around our region is critical for economic growth.

Midlands Connect, the transport partner of Midlands Engine, is working with partners to decarbonise our region’s transport network, with a focus on more charging points, improving public transport and reducing congestion.

Latest Partnership publications

Read more about the impact we achieve through pan-regional partnership – our region’s businesses, parliamentarians, local authorities, academics and more, all united by our shared goal of greater prosperity, for every part of our region.

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