Norfolk is home to some of Britain’s most prominent businesses with smaller businesses have always been important too, particularly in farming, fisheries and food production. Norfolk has a powerful energy hub on the east coast, advanced engineering and manufacturing capabilities and a world-class food, life-science and agri-tech cluster.
Tourism is one of the greatest and oldest economic contributors to the county. It supports more than 54,000 jobs and contributes about £2.8bn to the local economy.
There is plenty of space for businesses to start-up and grow; we have quality, cost-effective, commercial property compared to London and the South East and lower-than-average operating, property and living costs.
Norfolk’s economy is large, ranking 15th for jobs and 10th for business numbers out of 206 upper-tier authorities. Norfolk has grown faster than the non-London UK average since the recession and is now worth £18.5bn to the UK economy.