The NECC anniversary is an opportunity to celebrate what we have achieved in the last 200 years and imagine what we can do in the next 200. And we have much to celebrate in the North East. From education to industry, our environment to our innovation, we are at the forefront of so many areas, all this before mentioning how beautiful the region is. We must all make 2015 a year to remember.
How is the North East doing?
We are the region with :
- the most technology start-ups  outside of London,
- and fastest rate of growth in private sector business nationally over the Autumn quarter
Technology start ups:http://www.britishchambers.org.uk/policy-maker/blog/north-east-businesses-are-busting-the-%E2%80%98only-manufacturing%E2%80%99-myth.html
Private Sector Growth by PMI OutputThe graph below shows the regional PMI Output Indexes for the UK. An average of the latest three months is used. All 12 UK regions registered an increase in private sector business activity on average over the third quarter of 2014. The fastest rate of growth was seen in the North East, while Scotland registered the slowest expansion: PMI = Purchasing Managers Index [Lloyds Bank]
And ….Worth making the point that we are also the region with the highest rise in the value of its exports