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With an economy worth more than £200 billion generating 13% of the UK’s Gross Value Added (GVA), the Midlands Engine is at the heart of UK growth.
The birthplace of Shakespeare and Sir Isaac Newton is today at the centre of plans for a new high speed rail network and has become an innovation hub for advanced manufacturing, automotive, life sciences and many other sectors.
A home to over 10 million people and 780,000 businesses, the region includes the historic cities of Birmingham and Nottingham alongside Coventry, Derby, Hereford, Leicester, Lincoln, Stoke-on-Trent, Wolverhampton and Worcester.