Nissan's announcement today that it is making new investment in Sunderland has been welcomed by Paul Woolston, Chair of the North Eastern Learning Enterprise Partnership.
Nissan has revealed that it will build its new compact car, INVITATION, at its Sunderland Plant, creating an estimated 2000 jobs at the plant and in the wider supply chain.
This is excellent news for Sunderland and the region. By creating much needed employment, it will make a great contribution to work to rebalance the economy of the North Eastern LEP area. This [investment] is a vote of confidence in the area.
More top news
Do you know someone who should represent ITV Tyne Tees at the Daily Mirror Pride of Britain Awards in London?
NFU Mutual has found the cost of rural crime in our region rose by a fifth last year, despite a decrease nationally.
The victim was walking her dog last month in an area known to locals as 'Black Bobby's Field'.