Norfolk is at the heart of East Anglia, bordering Lincolnshire, Cambridgeshire and Suffolk and is less than two hours by road from London. The City of Norwich is the regional capital and is the county’s commercial, retail, leisure and cultural centre, while the wider Greater Norwich area is the engine of growth for the whole of the East of England.
We have highly ambitious plans for Norfolk - 73,000 more homes, 57,000 more jobs and 5,300 new businesses by 2026 - and our City Deal with Government will contribute significantly to achieving these plans.
Our key sectors, many of which are of national importance, are spearheading growth: the powerful
energy hub on the east coast, advanced engineering and manufacturing capabilities, for example along the A11 corridor, together with a world-class food, life-science and agri-tech cluster. These sectors present attractive investment opportunities: plenty of space for businesses to start up and grow; quality, cost-effective, commercial property compared to London and the South East; as well as lower than average operating, property and living costs. All of which is underpinned by a comprehensive business support framework, vibrant business and sector networks and a stable skills base.
However, we aim to achieve this ambitious growth sustainably, protecting the green spaces, ‘big skies’, miles of sandy beaches and cultural attractions that are so popular with millions of tourists, as well as film-makers. This is Norfolk’s ‘second pay cheque’ – our enviable quality of life.
This prospectus has been produced by the Norfolk Growth Group - a collaboration of local authority CEOs, who provide a coordinated voice for economic development in the county, as well as shaping the growth plans of the Local Enterprise Partnership for Norfolk and Suffolk, ‘New Anglia’.
Please click here to view the Norfolk Growth Prospectus and see the Norfolk Interactive Map below.
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