Suffolk: County council seeks business views on growth strategy

The Port of Felixstowe, a key driver in the economy of Suffolk

The Port of Felixstowe, a key driver in the economy of Suffolk

AS the UK economy bounces along with little sign of a major recovery, Suffolk County Council is seeking views from businesses in the county about how it can help them grow.

And it is looking for views on a Suffolk Growth Strategy during a consultation period which continues until the end of next week.

In the form of a survey available online, businesses and individuals across Suffolk are being asked to comment on the proposed strategy, with an opportunity to express their views until next Friday.

The council has been working with partners in district and borough councils to develop an effective strategy for Suffolk that will deliver economic growth, create more jobs and increase prosperity.

The strategy defines the public sector’s ambitions and how local councils, by working together, intend to achieve these goals and enable the growth of the private sector across Suffolk as a whole.

Judy Terry, cabinet member for economic development said; “The quality of life for everyone working and living in Suffolk is affected by the economic growth in the county.

“Our ambition, through this strategy, 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.

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“I would urge local businesses and individuals to take the time to read through the strategy and give us their feedback to help shape the future of Suffolk’s economic growth.”

The draft survey is available on line at the county council website and can by accessed at:

Once the results of the survey are collated the strategy is due to be discussed by the county’s cabinet later in February and the final strategy should be launched on February 27.

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