The Midlands Economic Observatory is a partnership led by City-REDI at the University of Birmingham.
The observatory is a pan regional centre, ensuring balance across the region, with the University of Birmingham representing the network of Midlands Innovation Universities and Nottingham Trent University representing the Midlands Enterprise Universities.
We are supported by the Black Country Consortium, SQW and Cambridge Econometrics to create a strong platform of collaboration combining academic rigour and cutting edge research.
The approach establishes a long term infrastructure which, as well as delivering high quality economic research, will create a proactive partnership increasing access to funding for research, evaluation and policy development in the future.
The Midlands region is already home to a variety of economic observatory bodies and economic intelligence units. The Midlands Engine observatory, through its partnership approach, will build on these strengths, and complement rather than duplicate current research.