18 May

£33bn investment portfolio announced for the Midlands region

Money jars growing plants to show investment

The Midlands Engine partnership is aiming to put the region on the national stage during UKREiiF this week as it unveils £33bn investment portfolio which could create 220,000 jobs in the region.

A portfolio of investment opportunities which could create 220,000 jobs across the Midlands launches today.

Some of the projects are ones based in Leicester that have had investment from the LLEP.  These include two Enterprise Zones which are are a fantastic opportunity for businesses. They provide significant advantages to help you grow and gain a competitive edge. Driving job creation and business growth in key UK sectors such as life sciences, automotive, and advanced manufacturing.

Sir John Peace, chairman of the Midlands Engine, said,

“The Midlands offering to the world has always been prodigious – from our heritage as the birthplace of the Industrial Revolution, to the cutting-edge technologies that are being developed right now in sectors as diverse as health and life sciences, digital and clean energy.

“The Midlands Investment Portfolio showcases the exceptional breadth of our region’s investment potential in one place – a comprehensive resource to pinpoint the primary investment opportunities our wonderful region has to offer.

“As Midlands Engine partners continue our work together, to accelerate growth and prosperity in our region, the portfolio will be a vital tool in our collaborative efforts to drive inward investment.”

Covering the entire region, The Midlands Investment Portfolio showcases the opportunities for investment across a variety of key sectors including health and life sciences, energy, transport technology and cyber and data.

The portfolio – which has the potential to drive billions in inward investment – has been developed in collaboration with Midlands Engine partners including local authorities, local enterprise partnerships and promotion and investment agencies.

Officially launched on May 18 at the UK Real Estate Infrastructure Investment Forum (UKREiiF) where the Midlands Engine partnership aims to showcase the region’s strengths in support of the urgent need to level up.

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