North East Combined Authority

Invest North East England works as part of the North East Combined Authority (NECA).

NECA is the legal body bringing together the seven councils serving County Durham, Gateshead, Newcastle, North Tyneside, Northumberland, South Tyneside and Sunderland.  Invest North East England work in partnership with all seven local authorities and Inward Investment Teams in the NECA Authority Area which include; Arch – The Northumberland Development Company, Business Durham, Invest Gateshead, Invest Newcastle, Invest North Tyneside, Invest South Tyneside and MAKE IT Sunderland

It is the single, politically accountable body for North East England.

NECA’s ambition is to create the best possible economic conditions for  job creation, better living standards and to make North East England the UK’s premier business investment location.