East Midlands Development Agency
|Motto||The catalyst for change|
|Legal status||Government agency|
|Purpose||Government funding for the East Midlands|
|Region served||East Midlands|
|Chief Executive||Jeff Moore|
|Main organ||EMDA Board|
Structure and function
From April 2010, the functions of the former East Midlands Regional Assembly were transferred to emda.
The Chairman of the Board of emda was Dr Bryan Jackson OBE. Previous Chairmen were Derek Mapp (left 2004) and Chief Executive, Martin Briggs (left 2005).
It claimed to produce £1bn in economic benefits each year to the region.
The East Midlands economy
The area has large healthcare and engineering companies. The knowledge economy in the area (which emda is particularly interested in) is based around Nottingham, Leicester and Loughborough universities, nearby to which science parks are situated.
In June 2010, it was announced that emda will be abolished and replaced by Local Enterprise Partnerships by 2012. emda was abolished on 31 March 2012.
- The Government Office for the East Midlands was based on Talbot Street in Nottingham.
- East Midlands Innovation
- East Midlands Tourism
- East Midlands in Europe
- East Midlands Business Champions
- East Midlands STEM Partnership
- Enterprising Streak
- Unleashing Enterprise
- Career Chain
- Your Future East Midlands
- High Growth East Midlands
- England's East Midlands
- Criticised for focussing too much on urban areas in July 2009
- Road congestion costing £900m a year in July 2007
- Politics Show October 2006
- Leader of Broxtowe District Council calls for its closing down in October 2006
- Business survival in July 2004