Babergh and Mid Suffolk Economic Development Advice
Client: Babergh and Mid Suffolk District Councils
As part of the Local Government Association’s Economic Growth Advisor programme we were instructed to provide economic development advice to Babergh and Mid Suffolk District Councils.
In 2010 Babergh & Mid Suffolk Councils began a pioneering process of joining together and fully integrating their services. The process is now almost complete with a single staffing structure serving both Councils which remain sovereign entities. With significant changes taking place within the authorities and significant changes occurring in the wider economy and public sector environment, the joint council is keen to take stock of the local economy.
Our role was to provide an overview of the economy of the new joint authority area to provide a robust baseline from which to work in the future. Alongside this we helped the authorities to understand the role of their towns and identify efficient approaches to delivering economic development projects and initiatives.
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