Businesses invited to help shape delivery plans for new Economic Strategy for Norfolk and Suffolk

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Businesses are being invited to help shape the delivery plans for the new Economic Strategy for Norfolk and Suffolk.

The strategy, which was launched earlier in the autumn, identifies the key themes and opportunities for the region’s businesses.

Led by New Anglia Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP), the strategy brings together public and private sector partners to highlight priority themes and places where investment and action is most likely to drive growth.

A series of consultation events, being organised in partnership with Norfolk Chamber of Commerce, will give local businesses the chance to add their own activities and aspirations into the strategy delivery plans.

The events are taking place on:

  • Thursday 25 January, King’s Lynn
  • Monday 29 January, Norwich
  • Tuesday 30 January, Bury St Edmunds
  • Tuesday 13 February, Ipswich
  • Wednesday 14 February, Eye
  • Monday 19 February, Great Yarmouth    

Lisa Roberts, Head of Strategy at New Anglia LEP, said: “We’ve worked with public and private sector partners throughout the development of the strategy and we’ve now asked them to start feeding back on their current activities so we can pull together a comprehensive ‘map’ of what’s currently under way.

“They’re telling us what they deliver at the moment under each of the priority themes and how they measure the success of these activities. This will form the starting point for our delivery plans – we need to identify both best practice and gaps to work out where the interventions need to be made.

“Now we’re really keen to hear from businesses so that their activities and plans can form part of this work – after all, its local businesses which will create new jobs and growth.”

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