East Midlands and West Midlands 'must unite to rival London'
The West Midlands must join forces with the East Midlands to win trade and investment in China and the US, according to the top businessman appointed by the Government to help the region succeed.
The Midlands is competing with leading global cities such as Shanghai, Frankfurt and New York, said Sir John Peace, Chair of the “Midlands Engine” project.
But it needs to present itself as a large region in terms of the population and size of its economy, because even a major city like Birmingham isn’t large enough to attract the attention of investors alone.
Sir John, from Nottinghamshire, is... read more
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