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Gateshead is home to some of the UK's most exciting and cutting-edge businesses. They specialise in areas such as automotive, games and animation and advanced manufacturing - providing more than 100,000 jobs.

With an economy worth £4.18 billion, it's easy to see why more and more companies are choosing to invest in Gateshead. On top of that, our manufacturing and ICT sectors are seeing the fastest growth in the North East.

We're also the North East's leading commercial location, boasting some of the best sites in the UK. Team Valley, the country's first industrial estate, is home to over 700 companies. These businesses provide employment for over 20,000 people in an attractive location.

Our tech hub lies on the south bank of the River Tyne, where innovation and smart specialisation is at the heart of its success. It accommodates some of the most dynamic and creative digital SMEs in the country, who are working with big brands such as Disney, Marvel, Jaguar Landrover, HSBC and more.

The area is also home to Europe's first industry-led immersive technology cluster and PROTO: The emerging technology centre.

"Gateshead is an ideal location for Transmit Start-Ups as our employees are from all over the north east. The building is really easy to get to and parking is so much easier than Newcastle. The support we have had from Gateshead Council and the team at Gateshead International Business Centre has been excellent. And, for after-work drinks, we have Tyneside's best pub, The Central, right on our doorstep."
Richard Myers, Commercial Director, Transmit Start-Ups


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The second fastest growing economy in the North East (2010-14)
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Gateshead College is ranked as ‘Outstanding’ for student success
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The busiest bus station in the region, serving 7 million passengers
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More than 9,000 new jobs will be created across Gateshead by 2030