|East Midlands Development Agency|
|Motto||The catalyst for change|
|Legal status||Government agency|
|Purpose/focus||Government funding for the East Midlands|
|Location||Apex Court, London Road, Nottingham|
|Region served||East Midlands|
|Chief Executive||Jeff Moore|
|Main organ||EMDA Board|
It was formed in 1999.
From April 2010, the functions of the East Midlands Regional Assembly 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 region.
The area has large healthcare and engineering companies. The 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.