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About the Freeport

The East Midlands Global Gateway is one of eight successful Freeport bids announced by the government in March.

At the heart of the UK, it offers rail connectivity to all UK ports and will bring significant investment to develop and drive innovation, alternative energy sources and green technologies, creating close to 60,000 new skilled jobs in the East Midlands.

This unique inland freeport also creates an opportunity to accelerate the region's commitment to decarbonisation and boost the area's status as a leading innovation hub for green energy supporting small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and large regional employers including Rolls Royce, Toyota and Alstom (formerly Bombardier).

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