Strategic Economic Plan

Delivering one million jobs for the North East economy

Strategic Economic Plan

In March 2014, the North East Local Enterprise Partnership published its Strategic Economic Plan (SEP) for the North East.

Detailing how the North East economy can, and will, grow in the coming years, the SEP is the region’s road map to economic success, outlining how we can create an extra 100,000 more and better jobs by 2024.

Because of the changing economic climate and in light of the UK’s decision to leave the European Union, the North East LEP – in partnership with the North East Combined Authority – took the decision to refresh parts of the SEP, reflecting on new evidence relating to the region’s economic position and evolving public policy environment.

To inform the SEP refresh, the North East LEP has held a number of engagement events inviting feedback from all areas of industry, and in particular:

To view a two page summery of the feedback generated during each engagement event, please click on the links below.

Health and life sciences
Creative and digital
Business and professional services
Education and skills
Transport and connectivity
Passenger Vehicle Manufacturing
Offshore and subsea
Place competitiveness 

More information about the impact and achievements of the SEP between March 2014 and March 2016 is available in our Progress Review.

We also published an economic analysis paper, which looks at the economic landscape today compared to 2014, and an engagement paper, which summarises the economic analysis and progress review.

To request any additional information about the refresh of the Strategic Economic Plan or to speak to a member of the North East LEP team, please email [email protected]