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Advanced manufacturing

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The borough still has a strong industrial base and there are a number of industrial sub-sectors within Gateshead that are well placed to grow.

Gateshead has a cluster of 6,868 advanced manufacturing companies, including food and drink, 597 in the automotive sector and 953 in electronics. 

We have a highly skilled workforce. There are 50,000 STEM students at university in the North East  and nearly 9,000 students studying engineering and technology subjects.

Industrial costs are a quarter less than Glasgow and London, half less than Dubai, and only 15% of the cost in Singapore.

Team Valley was the first trading estate in the country in the 1930s, and remains the north east’s premier commercial location today. With over 750 businesses, it provides employment for over 20,000 people across a range of sectors including high end manufacturing. 

Team Valley offers excellent opportunities for investors, with ample land and buildings available for immediate occupation.