The Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire Chamber of Commerce remains optimistic about the local economy.
This comes after a Leicestershire firm that makes wet wipes has seen an increase in export sales.
Most other companies in the East Midlands manufacturing and service sectors have only had a slight increase in exports since last year.
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Sunny spells and isolated showers, with the wind easing a little through the day. Patchy ice where lying snow still remains.
Strong winds, and any remaining showers should fade during the morning. A fine afternoon, with winds easing. It will remain rather cold.
Windy with heavy, blustery occasionally wintry showers.