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value of output produced by businesses in the corridor
Midlands Connect is focusing on a long-term strategy for upgrading the route which will support sustainable growth all the way from Gloucestershire to Humberside.
Home to 5.5 million residents, the corridor is already a national and international economic driver that connects the East and West Midlands to the South West and the North. Investing in infrastructure improvements along this route will create a resilient alternative to the existing motorway network for businesses and freight traffic. The proportion of road-reliant manufacturing, logistics and distribution, food production, construction and agriculture businesses based close to the A46 is significantly higher than the national average.
number of people employed by businesses in the corridor (2015)
of goods and services produced on the A46 corridor are exported
Richard Crook, Operations Director,
Karndean Designflooring, Evesham