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JLL East Midlands - Midlands Engine Comment

from Matthew Smith, lead director Nottingham office

​NOTTINGHAM, 10 March, 2017 - Property advisers JLL have welcomed today’s Midlands Engine Strategy announcement and said it can only add strength to the East Midlands pitch for inward investment if it talks as a combined regional voice.

Matthew Smith, lead director Nottingham office said: “The key going forward will be for the Midlands Engine Strategy to build on the good work done by places such as Nottingham, Derby, Leicester and Loughborough to ensure an integrated approach with the Combined Authorities.

“We know from experience when it comes to Foreign Direct Investment, investors don’t see municipal boundaries they look at regions, however cities such as Birmingham are more widely recognised. The Midlands Engine gives Nottingham a greater voice and more opportunity to identify our strengths to investors and benefit from a major source of wealth creation.”