East Midlands Development Agency
|Motto||The catalyst for change|
|Extinction||March 2012 (announced 2010)|
|Legal status||Government agency|
|Purpose||Government funding for the East Midlands|
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.
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.
The Government Office for the East Midlands was based on Talbot Street in Nottingham.
In June 2010, it was announced that emda would be abolished and replaced by local enterprise partnerships by 2012. emda was abolished on 31 March 2012.
- "House of Commons - East Midlands Development Agency and the Regional Economic Strategy - East Midlands Regional". Publications.parliament.uk. Retrieved 28 October 2014.