A digitally connected region isn’t just one of our ambitions for the Tees Valley economy – it’s fundamental to achieving all of them. That’s why, for the first time, we are setting out a Tees Valley Digital Strategy to address the regions digital priorities, ensuring our businesses have the digital infrastructure they need to thrive and innovate while ensuring that no residents are left behind.
Digital is also a key driver for recovery, resilience and growth post-Covid. The switch to digital accelerated throughout the pandemic, increasing our dependence on reliable digital connectivity in every aspect of work, education, commerce and communication.
The strategy sets an ambitious target for the Tees Valley “Enabling the Tees Valley to become the UK’s first truly Smart Region by 2032. Our economy will be underpinned by world leading digital infrastructure and innovative technologies that enable access and opportunity for all residents and businesses”