• Manufacturing is currently worth £7.5bn to the North East economy
  • The only region in the UK with a trade surplus, which stands at around £3bn
  • Office costs are as much as 50% lower than London and the South East and 20% lower than Leeds and Manchester
  • A £4bn visitor economy including World Heritage sites, Hadrian’s Wall and Durham Cathedral.
  • A consortium of North East businesses under the banner of Energy Coast, have invested £400m in the offshore renewable energy market