The Labour leader says his first priority as Prime Minister would beto get young unemployed people into work. Ed Miliband made the comments in an interview with ITV Tyne Tees, on the final day of his party's conference in Manchester.
Mr Miliband said the party would consider reinstating a North East regional development agency. He also said Labour would look at different options for the future running of the rail network. Watch Helen Ford's full interview with Ed Miliband here on ITV News Online.
Each year hundreds of delegates attend the annual party conferences.Leaders are cheered and journalists pick over the contents of speeches.
But what is the relevance of these gatherings beyond the conference floor?
What impact do they have on constituents back home?
Helen Ford has been getting the thoughts of an MP and councillor.
How can the North East prosper? That was the question being posed at the Labour Party conference on Monday.
Transport, training and trade all came under the spotlight.
While in the main hall, the Shadow Chancellor, Ed Balls, was outlining his plans for growth.
The North East economy comes under the spotlight at the Labour party conference in Manchester.A fringe debate is being held, entitled Working Together for a Better North East.
It's being organised by the Association of North East Councils and Northumbrian Water.
The theme of this year's conference is Rebuilding Britain.
Labour MPs from our region are gathering for the party's annual conference.
Much of the debate over the next four days will be on the theme of Rebuilding Britain.
Helen Ford reports from the conference centre in Manchester: