What is the Midlands engine and what will it do for the region?
Worth £218bn, the Midlands’ economy still lags behind the rest of the UK. The government wants it to compete with London and the northern powerhouse
The home of William Shakespeare, Rebecca Adlington and Julie Walters, not to mention Wedgwood, Cadbury’s chocolate and world heritage site Ironbridge Gorge, the Midlands is famous for many things. But the government is aiming to shine more of a spotlight on the region, recently punting out £7bn of projects to international investors, from a national space park to a £2bn transport hub.
So what is the Midlands engine and what will it do for the region’s economy and residents?
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Source: Guardian Transport