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Key Sectors


Sunderland is home to a vast range of innovative industry sectors, which provide great opportunities for careers, economic growth and business investment. 

Sunderland has a global presence in manufacturing, and is a European centre for electric vehicle research and production. You'll find the UK's biggest and most productive car plant, Nissan, at the heart of our region, while our expertise in advanced manufacturing is world-recognised, with specialisms in aerospace and turbo technologies.

Our financial, professional and business services are also first-class. Some of the world's biggest brands in finance, tech, communications and more are based right here in our city.

Sunderland is also a centre of creative and digital excellence. A hotbed of tech talent, this is facilitated by our city-wide rollout of a robust digital infrastructure and our blossoming 'knowledge economy', which strives to create both jobs and growth in the region's digital and technology sectors. 

Browse our key sectors and find which of our industries are putting Sunderland on the map, and providing employment and investment opportunities in the North East.

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