Our Economy 2018

Our Economy is our annual update on the current performance of the North East economy and how it is changing over time. Using a comprehensive range of data sources, it provides the latest available indicators on all aspects of the economy of North East LEP area.

The publication comes out in the spring in two forms: a full report and an executive summary. Both include a section showing how the North East LEP area is performing against the targets set out in the North East Strategic Economic Plan (SEP). They also feature sections detailing trends in the SEP's five programmes of delivery:

  • Business growth
  • Innovation
  • Skills, employment, inclusion and progression
  • Transport connectivity
  • Investment and infrastructure.

Every year, the Our Economy report also provides a comprehensive look at a particular topic that is key to the success of the North East economy.

The first Our Economy report was published in 2018 and contains the latest data at the time of release (spring 2018) relating to the targets in the North East Strategic Economic Plan and programmes of delivery.

It includes a detailed section on the North East in the global economy, with focuses on trade; foreign owned businesses; international migration; universities and colleges; European funding; and international connectivity.