Thursday 02 July 2015

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Economic Development

A key focus of EMC's Business Plan and activity is on supporting economic growth. This is done through a wide range of activities around the planning, economic development and European agendas.

Unlocking Economic Growth

Event (multiple dates) - The final event in the 2012-13 Regional Programme of Briefing events for Councillors will focus on Economic Development and what Councils are doing to support economic development locally.  This event is designed specifically for Councillors. The event will...

Planning Masterclass: Employment Land Review and Planning for Economic Development

Event (multiple dates) - This Masterclass builds on East Midlands Councils’ (EMC) recently published Employment Land Review (ELR) Source Book which aims to bridge the gap between past work on Employment Land in the East Midlands, and supporting local authorities in adapting to the...

Investing in Local Economic Growth – Workshop for Lead Councillors

Event (multiple dates) - 10am-4pm, Monday 2nd July 2012, Well Met Conference, Leeds Local government has a long and honourable tradition of driving economic growth. Its work in this area can be traced back to the founding fathers of modern local government at the end of the 19th century and in...


Midland Main Line investment key to local economic growth

News - Key council leaders and chairs of the newly formed ‘local enterprise partnerships’ (LEPs) have united to support proposals to upgrade and electrify the Midland Main Line in a joint letter to Chancellor George Osborne and Business Secretary Vince Cable. The letter has been...


European Funding

East Midlands Councils nominates political representatives to the European Regional Development Fund Programme Monitoring Committee and the European Social Fund Regional Monitoring Committee.


Infrastructure, Planning and Transport

HS2 East Midlands Connectivity Plan: Tender The East Midlands HS2 Programme Board has agreed to develop an Initial Connectivity Plan for a Hub Station at Toton to highlight priorities for linking the station with surrounding areas and cities with the objective of maximising economic growth...


Working with East Midlands MPs

To establish a better collective approach, EMC now provides the secretariat role for the East Midlands All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG), chaired jointly by Chris Heaton-Harris (Con, Daventry) and Jon Ashworth (Labour, Leicester South). Details of meetings held to date are...

What is the impact of intra-EU migration? Are changes to free movement rules needed?Join our discussion on Free Movement on

Event (multiple dates) - EMC is holding a participatory event on Intra-EU Migration and Free Movement.  The event will explore what the current level of intra-EU migration and its impact and provide an opportunity for delegates to discuss and share views as to whether changes...