I was delighted to attend today the TUCs conference and launch of their studies ‘Great Jobs in Great Places’ today at Congress House in London.
Newcastle University’s Centre for Urban & Regional Development Studies have produced a terrific piece of work: ‘How to create great jobs: Towards a Regional Industrial Strategy for Tees Valley’.
This report should inform us all in Tees Valley on the opportunities that we are uniquely placed to seize in terms of delivering the transition to a low carbon economy and the conference day served to highlight the need for Government to get behind projects such as the Teesside Collectives Carbon Capture programme and our ambitions to develop the hydrogen economy and to progress investment in waste from energy.
It was good to link up with Sue Jeffrey Leader of Redcar and Cleveland Council and who continues to make the case for Teesside’s industrial base and the brilliant Chris McDonald of the world class Metals Processing Institute based in South Bank.
There is an urgent need to address what is in the UK the most regionally imbalanced economy in Europe and Tees Valley has a major role to play.
More information and to download the report “Great Jobs in Great Places” https://www.tuc.org.uk/research-analysis/reports/great-jobs-great-places