Today’s event will centre around the launch of the Suffolk Growth Strategy and the wider Invest in Suffolk campaign.
Suffolk County Council has been working with partners in district and borough councils to develop an effective strategy for Suffolk that will deliver economic growth, jobs and increased prosperity.
Businesses and members of the public will have the opportunity to explore the fantastic work that has been going on so far and hear directly from businesses about their experiences of working in Suffolk.
Keynote speaker, Anthony Hilton, Senior Commentator from The Independent and Evening Standard, will also be on hand to offer his views on what is happening in the wider economy. Anthony lives in Suffolk and is highly regarded for his knowledge of the economy and international money markets.
Highlights of the day will include:
The launch of the official Invest in Suffolk website - an easily accessible site for businesses looking to invest here: www.investinsuffolk.com.
New inward investment service - a team of professionals who will provide a single point of contact for investors and a coordinated service that everyone can contribute to and use.
A promotional film - the four minute film provides an overview of the county’s business assets endorsed by business leaders.
Councillor Judy Terry, Suffolk County Council’s cabinet member for economic development, has spearheaded the development of the Suffolk Growth Strategy and Invest in Suffolk campaign. Councillor Terry said:
“The quality of life for everyone working and living in Suffolk is affected by the economic growth in the county.
Our county is home to some of the fastest growing industries that will drive the UK economy, backed by pioneering technology and far-sighted investment that puts them ahead of the rest. Our ambition is to create even more high value jobs across the county and ensure Suffolk is home to businesses that play a prime role in driving the sustainable growth of the UK economy.”
Councillor Mark Bee, leader of Suffolk County Council, said:
“Suffolk is one of the most prosperous counties in the UK with large scale investment by a wide range of businesses, backed by a strong enterprise culture and incentives for growth.
We want to build on this strength and encourage more people to invest in the county and, in return, be at the hub of trading activity, with affordable premises, a strong customer base, a skilled workforce and business-friendly networks."