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Local Enterprise Partnership

The Tees Valley Combined Authority is the private and public sector Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) striving to deliver jobs and economic growth in the Tees Valley. 

Working with a wide range of private and public sector partners, including the five local authorities of Darlington, Hartlepool, Middlesbrough, Redcar & Cleveland and Stockton on Tees, since 2011 TVU has:-

  • supported more than £1.3bn of investment

  • secured £174m to deliver strategic priorities

  • attracted 18 companies to the Enterprise Zone (over £760m of investment)

  • created and secured over 8,100 jobs

To find out more about the work of TVCA and key strategies to support the growth of the Tees Valley please see below.

> 8,100

jobs created and secured


secured to deliver strategic priorities

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Priorities & Plans

The Tees Valley Strategic Economic Plan presents a proposal to generate growth through transformational change in the Tees Valley.  This along with the European Strategy set out how this will be achieved.

Business Growth Hub  

Tees Valley Business Compass is part of a network of organisations called Business Growth Hubs which the Government set up to make sure companies are able to expand and get the right type of common sense, practical support they need.  The Tees Valley Business Compass helps ambitious businesses realise their growth potential by offering access to a range of practical services. from local business information, assessing growth options through to unlocking finance and funding streams.


Key Sectors

Key sectors for the Tees Valley include:-

  • Advanced Manufacturing
  • Automotive
  • Chemicals and Process
  • Digital
  • Healthcare
  • Logistics
  • Low Carbon
  • Oil and Gas


Infrastructure plays a key role in stimulating and supporting investment and economic growth. The Tees Valley Strategic Infrastructure Plan [pdf document] sets out Tees Valley's infrastructure strengths, barriers to growth and key strategic priorities and major projects.