Issue details

Economic Development Strategy - for adoption

The Economic Development Strategy sets out a strategic approach to supporting sustainable economic growth in Ipswich. The overarching goal of the strategy is to improve the economic competiveness of Ipswich and all it has to offer. The strategy defines how it will support the objectives of the Corporate Plan.


Ipswich Borough Council wants the town to have a vibrant and prosperous economy with all the benefits this would bring to local residents and the area. The Council will be held to account through assessing achievement of the measurable economic targets set out in this strategy.


The economic development objectives within the strategy can be grouped into four main strategic priorities: Promote Ipswich as a prominent and sustainable place to invest and grow businesses; Stimulate a successful town centre and retail experience; Inspire Ipswich to be the best place to live, work, learn and visit; Prioritise Ipswich’s strategic Infrastructure.

Decision type: Key

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Notice of proposed decision first published: 05/02/2018

Decision due: 6 Mar 2018 by Executive

No change since last plan

Lead member: Leader of the Council: Property & Development

Contact: Russell Williams, Chief Executive Email: Tel: 01473 432000.

Consultation process

Draft Strategy was approved for consultation by Executive on 9 January 2018.


Other partners were consulted after Executive and Council will be consulted on 24 January 2018.


Final strategy to be approved at Executive on 6 March 2018.

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