||<p>In 2016 the Department for International Trade established the Midlands Engine
Investment Hub which has developed several sector-based investment propositions for
the Foreign Direct Investment offer in key Midlands sectors, including the East Midlands.
These are now promoted widely within DIT’s International network.</p><p> </p><p>There
were 69 investment projects that landed in the East Midlands in tax year 2018-2019,
with 1,823 associated new jobs.</p><p> </p><p>On 30 July the first East Midlands proposition
within DIT’s High Potential Opportunities programme was launched. This showcases the
Leicester Space Park offer and will be promoted to a targeted list of overseas investors.</p>