Together, it is estimated that these opportunities could support or create 220,000 jobs and generate over £33 billion in gross development value.
The portfolio presents exceptional investment opportunities across key Midlands sector strengths including: health and life sciences, energy, transport technology, cybersecurity and data, materials and products , and the food industry.
It has been developed in conjunction with Midlands Engine’s partners, including the region’s local authorities, local business partnerships and leading promotion and investment agencies – to present the most comprehensive picture currently available of Midlands priority investment proposals.
The portfolio forms the backbone of Midlands Engine’s participation in the UK Real Estate Infrastructure Investment Forum taking place in Leeds.
Throughout the forum, the Midlands Engine partnership is showcasing the strengths of the region to meet the urgent need to upgrade and drive economic growth and prosperity.
Sir John Peace, Chairman of Midlands Engine, said: “The Midlands offer to the world has always been prodigious – from our heritage as the birthplace of the Industrial Revolution to the cutting-edge technologies that are now being developed in such diverse sectors. 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 for identifying the main investment opportunities our wonderful region has to offer. While partners in Midlands Engine 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.