Leicestershire is a vibrant and thriving economy that sits at the very heart of the country. We are a key component in the Midlands Engine for Growth. Working hand- in-hand with regional counterparts creates a powerful partnership and a strong, collective o er to both foreign and domestic investors.
Leicestershire has a very unique proposition, which really cements and characterises its place in the Midlands Engine. As well as its premier sporting attributes and its heritage in manufacturing,
it is fortunate to possess three world-class universities – all of which are at the cutting edge of innovative research, design and the production of goods and services that impact businesses and people across the globe.
Through it’s two unique and inspiring Enterprise Zones, Leicestershire can translate this proposition to the commercial world by marrying the different strengths and offers of its excellent universities together with global businesses.
MIRA Technology Park is highly successful and is regarded as one of the top performing – and the only transport sector-focused Enterprise Zone in the UK. The new Loughborough and Leicester Science and Innovation Enterprise Zone will replicate the successful model at MIRA, but in hi-tech manufacturing, life sciences and space technologies.
This multi-sited Enterprise Zone will exploit the huge commercial market that lies between research and the commercial world, by creating an ‘area of excellence’ that will support new and growing businesses to bring their innovative ideas and products
Each Enterprise Zone site has a distinctive commercial o er and development opportunities that will target high value employment uses by capitalising on the individual research, development and innovation capabilities of three first-class universities.
Leicestershire is becoming increasingly attractive to companies looking for research and testing facilities, and industrial office space to base and expand their businesses and can showcase the commercial opportunities and enormous potential of its Enterprise Zones.