The minister also met with Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) to discuss boosting entrepreneurship and how the government can provide a SME friendly business environment.
Mark Prisk said:
"The local enterprise partnerships I have met today have demonstrated some excellent ideas on how they intend to address local economical imbalances, stimulate local businesses and boost local growth.
"I've also had very useful discussions with local businesses about the barriers they are facing which are preventing them from flourishing and what Government is doing to improve market conditions."
Local enterprise partnerships bring together local businesses and civic leaders, working to support their local economy. They operate within a geography that reflects natural economic areas and provide the vision, knowledge and strategic leadership needed to drive sustainable private sector growth and job creation in their area.
While Mr Prisk was in Coventry he visited Warwick University, where he had a meeting with SMEs and Vice-President Antonio Tajani of the European Commission responsible for Industry and Entrepreneurship.
After his meeting with the Leicester and Leicestershire partnership the minister will attend the Leicester Asian Business Awards and silver anniversary dinner, held at Athena Leicester.
Mark Prisk said:
"I am proud to celebrate the success of Asian entrepreneurs and small business owners. They serve as a real inspiration to people from all backgrounds who dream of starting their own company. Events like this demonstrate the sheer range and depth of entrepreneurial talent that exists here in the East Midlands – and within the wider Asian community
"This Government is on the side of the business owner, whether that's a small firm just getting off the ground, or a large established company. That is why we are setting enterprise free - with lower and simpler business taxes, so entrepreneurs are able to enjoy the rewards of their hard work, generate new jobs and contribute to thriving communities across Britain. And we are cutting through the unnecessary red tape and bureaucracy that weighs so heavily on companies, especially small firms."