The North East Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) has published its updated Strategic Economic Plan, outlining how it will have helped create 100,000 jobs for the region by 2024.
The organisation said its new plan reflects recent changes to the global and national economy and takes into account the UK’s upcoming departure from the European Union.
Revealed today (February 14), the document also examines how the North East can maximise opportunities presented by the UK’s Industrial Strategy.
It identifies four areas of strategic importance for improving the North East’s economic competitiveness – digital; advanced manufacturing; health and life sciences; and energy.
The North East LEP and its partners deliver five programmes of activity to support growth in those sectors.