Second only to the capital in growth
We have over 49,000 companies in the region, and experienced one of the highest growth rates in company numbers between 2014 and 2015, second only to London.
Foreign Direct Investors come from all over the world to invest in North East England, with 152 projects being recorded in the 30 months to October 2015, creating over 8,000 new jobs.
From the US to New Zealand to India, North East England attracts investors from across the globe. We have also seen significant growth in existing investors, with Nissan being the top investing company.
Companies regularly cite our ‘market size and growth potential’, skilled workforce and infrastructure as reasons for locating here.
Other examples of key investors include Accenture, Santander, ResQ, Tesco Bank, Ubisoft and Sage. New investors are being attracted all the time; some of the most recent being global rail giant, Hitachi Rail Europe, and global business services company, Convergys.