Two of the region's business projects are being presented to Chinese investors today, as part of the Northern Powerhouse drive to attract international funding.
The delegation will be shown plans, including property development on the site of the former Vaux brewery in Sunderland - and Sirius Minerals' new potash mine, near Whitby in North Yorkshire.
They are among eleven other projects being showcased, offering more than £5 billion pounds of opportunities to Chinese and international investors.
They will be unveiled by the Chancellor, Phillip Hammond and the Northern Powerhouse Minister, Andrew Percy.
Projects from our region being presented to foreign investors:
- Sirus Minerals, Polyhalite Project, Whitby, North Yorkshire: an opportunity to invest in the building of the first potash mine in the UK for over 40 years. Full production capacity will be 20 million tonnes per annum, directly creating over 1000 new jobs.
- Vaux, Sunderland: an opportunity to invest in a development providing offices, leisure, a hotel, residential and retail space.
Chancellor of the Exchequer, Philip Hammond, described the event as an "opportunity to open up investment opportunities across the North."
Northern Powerhouse Minister Andrew Percy said that investors from abroad "know that the North has some of the world's best business."