Economic Development

Helping to deliver the strategic priority to 'strengthen our local economy'.

The role of the Economic Development service is to help deliver on the Suffolk County Council strategic priority to 'strengthen our local economy', and specifically to maximise economic opportunities that benefit everyone. We like to promote economic growth that strengthens communities, reduces inequalities and encourages residents to fulfil their potential.

The Economic Development team supports the delivery of actions identified in the Norfolk and Suffolk Economic Strategy, support the growth of Suffolk's energy cluster by using assets and opportunities from offshore renewables, and help create supply chain and employment opportunities for local businesses.

The team structure their work around the following key areas:

  • Partnerships and strategy,
  • Sector development,
  • Business growth,
  • Inward investment,
  • Infrastructure for growth.