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East of England

The East of England has significant exports of both goods and services, a major energy hub on the east coast, world-class expertise in advanced engineering manufacturing capabilities, and a leading life science and agri-tech cluster.

This is all supported by a global strength in education, which attracts students and research talent from around the world to work alongside innovative and growing businesses.

As an unsung economic success story, the East of England is ready to take advantage of the growth opportunities brought about by Heathrow expansion. The region’s advanced manufacturers, world-class universities and significant construction and manufacturing supply chains could all benefit from the new runway.

Anticipated Benefits for the East of England from Heathrow Expansion

  • Up to £15bn in economic benefits
  • Creation of up to 12,900 new jobs
  • Crossrail services will provide a 75 minute journey time from Shenfield to Heathrow
  • Creation of up to 40 new long-haul trading routes, helping more businesses across the East of England trade with the world

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