Today the Midlands Engine Strategy has been released. New Announcements include:

  • The government will invest £392 million in the Midlands through the Local Growth Fund. This funding will support projects that improve transport connections within and between towns and cities, enable people to develop their technical skills, and support clusters to grow. This is in addition to the £1.5 billion of Local Growth Fund investments in the Midlands that have previously been announced.
  • The government will provide £4 million to support the operation of the Midlands Engine Partnership. This will allow the Midlands Engine Partnership to deepen their excellent work bringing together Local Enterprise Partnerships, local authorities, businesses, academic institutions and others into a voluntary, regional partnership to drive growth across the Midlands.
  • The government is working with businesses and local government across the region to ensure the Midlands’ interests are fully considered as we look to secure the best possible deal for the whole UK in the upcoming negotiations on leaving the European Union.
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