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.
Our shared vision is that by 2020 the East Midlands will be a flourishing region. A region made up of growing and innovative businesses. A region where skilled people are employed in good quality jobs. A region where we all feel part of healthy, inclusive communities and live in thriving, attractive places.
What we can do for you
You could be living in the East Midlands and looking for a better job, better qualifications or training. You might be considering starting a business or already running one. Or perhaps you're thinking of investing or have an idea to improve the community you're living in. We could help you succeed.
Business - we'll help you start a business, or help your business get more competitive
Enterprising communities - we're providing economic opportunities for everyone and reducing inequality in your community
Skills - we'll help you build your capability, and find staff with the skills you need
Innovation - we can help you turn good ideas into great earners
International trade and inward investment - we'll equip your business to go global and we'll encourage international business to come and invest here
Environment - we're minimising waste and pollution in your environment
Property - we're redeveloping the right sites and building the property business needs
Transport - we're making sure we have the right transport: both business and personal
Information and communication technologies (ICT) - we can help you get online for better services, education and business
Tourism and culture - we're promoting our region, attracting more visitors and increasing income from tourism
Rural development - we're improving services, boosting business and reviving communities
Urban regeneration - we're promoting an urban renaissance to inspire you, investors and your business