East Midlands Development
Agency (emda) is the regional development agency for
the East Midlands region of England.
It was formed in 1999.
It is based
next to a Premier
, BBC East Midlands
), and Nottingham
's NHS Walk-In Centre on London
on a roundabout called Boots Island
From April 2010, the functions of the East Midlands Regional
will be transferred to emda
The Chairman of the Board of emda
is Dr Bryan Jackson OBE.
Previous to him, Derek Mapp left in 2004. The former Chief
Executive, Martin Briggs, left in March 2005.
It claims to produce £1bn in economic benefits each year to the
East Midlands, by acting as an economic catalyst for the
The East Midlands economy
The area has large healthcare and engineering companies.
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.
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