Network briefing - The Midlands Engine

The Midlands Engine is the government’s sister policy to the Northern Powerhouse for rebalancing the economy. However it is much more extensive and transcends regional boundaries.

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Network briefing - The Midlands Engine

The Midlands Engine is the government’s sister policy to the Northern Powerhouse for rebalancing the economy. However it is much more extensive and transcends regional boundaries.

A total of 77 local authorities from across the West and East Midlands are included, plus three from the East of England, two from the South East and two in Yorkshire and the Humber. The inclusion of local authorities outside the traditional identity of the Midlands is due to the government’s focus on Local Enterprise Partnerships (LEPs), a mix of public and private sector leaders, for driving economic reform. Eleven of them are within the Midlands Engine with a combined population of 11.5 million people, nearly 18% of the UK’s population.

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