|City region, Combined authority and Local enterprise partnership|
|Sovereign state||United Kingdom|
|Region||North East England|
|Established||2011 (Local enterprise partnership)|
|• Type||Combined authority
Local enterprise partnership
|• Body||Tees Valley Combined Authority
Tees Valley Unlimited
|• Leadership||Chairman and indirectly-elected membership (Combined authority)
Chairman and board (Local enterprise partnership)
|• Leader||Cllr Sue Jeffrey (Combined authority)
Paul Booth OBE (Local enterprise partnership)
|• Total||306.93 sq mi (794.95 km2)|
|Population (mid-2014 est.)|
|• Density||2,300/sq mi (880/km2)|
|Time zone||Greenwich Mean Time (UTC+0)|
|• Summer (DST)||British Summer Time (UTC+1)|
The Tees Valley is a combined authority area in the North East of England nestled between North Yorkshire and County Durham and consisting of the following five unitary authorities: Darlington, Hartlepool, Middlesbrough, Redcar and Cleveland and Stockton-on-Tees, the latter four previously formed the non-metropolitan county of Cleveland between 1974 and 1996. Much of the area formed the County Borough of Teesside before 1974.
The Tees Valley area covers the lower, flatter (and much more urban) area of the valley of the River Tees. Tees Valley Enterprise Zone is an enterprise zone which encourages industrial development in 12 sites around the region, with a thirteenth site planned.
The five councils announced plans to establish a Tees Valley Combined Authority after a majority of the public voted for the move. Sixty five per cent of more than 1,900 responses received during a seven-week long public consultation were in favour of a combined authority. The Combined Authority went live on 1 April 2016 (20 years to the day since the abolition of Cleveland) after Local Government Minister James Wharton MP signed the necessary Order. 
This is a chart of trend of regional gross value added of Tees Valley at current basic prices published (pp.240–253) by Office for National Statistics with figures in millions of British Pounds Sterling.
|Year||Agriculture||Industry||Services||Regional gross value added|
- ^ includes hunting and forestry
- ^ includes energy and construction
- ^ includes Financial Intermediation Services Indirectly Measured
- ^ Components may not sum to totals due to rounding
Tees Valley Enterprise Zone was initiated by the local enterprise partnership Tees Valley Unlimited and its creation was announced by the government in 2011. At its launch, the zone contained 12 sites. Four of these sites offer enhanced capital allowances, aimed at large manufacturers. These sites are Wilton International and South Bank Wharf, both in Redcar and Cleveland, Port Estates in Hartlepool and New Energy and Technology Park in Billingham, Stockton-on-Tees. The remaining sites offer reduced business rates. In March 2015 the government announced that a thirteenth site is to be added, South Bank Wharf Prairie, aimed at oil and gas decommissioning business.
The official region consists of the following unitary authorities:
|Unitary Authority||Population||Area (sq mi)||Population Density (per km²)|
|Redcar and Cleveland||135,042||94.5||551|
- "Teesside celebrates as enterprise zone approved". The Journal. 17 August 2011. Retrieved 15 March 2015.
- Price, Kelley (18 March 2015). "Potential for 'many hundreds' of jobs at new Teesside enterprise zone". The Gazette. Retrieved 23 March 2015.