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East Midlands Development Agency (emda)
East Midlands Development Agency (emda) is one of nine Regional Development Agencies in England, set up in 1999 to bring a regional focus to economic development.

Ten years on, independent evaluation shows emda has:

  • Had a significant impact on the region's economy
  • Generated economic benefits that substantially outweigh its overall costs
  • Put back over £9 of economic output (or GVA) into the regional economy for every £1 it spends
  • Produced more than £1 billion in economic benefits per year
  • A wider impact on people, places and businesses in the East Midlands that cannot be captured by figures alone

emda is committed to supporting the region through the current downturn and has put in place a range of measures to provide real help during these challenging times.

Over the long term, emda's aim is to deliver the 2006 Regional Economic Strategy (RES) by working in partnership with public, private and voluntary organisations. The RES highlights the themes of productivity, sustainability and equality and sets out key priorities until 2020 to ensure the vision for 'a flourishing region' can be achieved.

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Lincolnshire County Council

The Economic Regeneration department of Lincolnshire County Council delivers a range of economic, social and health services, addressing the needs of Lincolnshire people.  Over the last few years, the authority has led on projects that have created over 3,000 jobs, assisted approximately 900 businesses, provided 12,390 sq metres of business premises as well as supported 700 community groups. Over the next few years Economic Regeneration will engage with partners and activities that will consolidate on previous successes and move forward on projects that will:-

  • Regenerate and grow our urban areas
  • stimulate business creation, expansion, innovation and inward investment
  • encourage enterprise
  • facilitate development of commercial sites, properties and business infrastructure
  • support communities and develop people
  • attract funding from relevant, external sources

The overall aims and objectives of the County Council are to improve the productivity, competitiveness, standard of living and the quality of life for the people and businesses of Lincolnshire.

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The Lincolnshire Research Observatory

The Lincolnshire Research Observatory (LRO) is a partnership of organisations across the County who aim to share and improve access to quality information about Lincolnshire.

The LRO website is maintained within the Economic Regeneration department of Lincolnshire County Council  and provides access to information on a range of issues affecting Lincolnshire including the economy, health, eduction and population.

  • Act as a single point of reference for information on the County
  • Improve the availability and use of this information
  • Raise the levels of expertise and capacity amongst partners
  • Reduce the duplication of effort and research fatigue
  • Provide a seamless approach to data provision
  • You can contact the LRO at:

    Email:  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it Telephone:  01522 550567

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    The National Apprenticeship Service

    The National Apprenticeship Service (NAS) launched at the end of April 2009 to give further impetus to the growth of Apprenticeships in England. Apprenticeship numbers have more than trebled in the past ten years. Businesses across the country are realising the significant benefits that Apprenticeships deliver, not only in terms of a highly skilled workforce but also by boosting productivity and staff retention. Research shows that Apprenticeships are an optimal way of training and developing staff, helping employers secure a supply of people with the skills and qualities they need to meet current and future requirements.

    The NAS is tasked with increasing the number of Apprenticeship opportunities through:

    • Delivering one to one expert advice on Apprenticeships to employers;
    • Stimulating demand for Apprenticeships from individuals;
    • Providing a new web-based service through which employers advertise vacancies, and potential apprentices apply online;
    • Ensuring that training is relevant, timely and of high quality;
    • Working with employers and training providers to identify and respond to gaps and emerging skills needs.

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    Rutland County Council

    Rutland is a small rural unitary authority situated in the south-east of the East Midlands. It is bordered by Lincolnshire, Leicestershire and Northamptonshire. The geographic county covers a sparsely populated rural area of 392km2 with a population of 34,500 and a population density of 88 persons per km2. There are two small market towns of Oakham (the administrative centre) and Uppingham and over forty villages of varying size and nature. The county has large areas of farmland and is dominated by Rutland Water, an Anglian Water reservoir located at the centre of the County.

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