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Our Vision

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The Eastern Powerhouse will be the leading voice of business and civic leadership across the East of England (Norfolk, Suffolk, Cambridgeshire, Greater Peterborough, Lincolnshire, and North Essex). It will platform the whole of the East as a single interconnected region, encompassing its coastal towns, rural villages, and world-class cities. The aim will be to showcase the region’s untapped potential and unlock the many opportunities for growth, to convince businesses and government to invest in this burgeoning economic powerhouse.

Our vision is to: 

  • Drive economic growth and raise productivity across the East of England

  • Create more higher-skilled and better paid jobs

  • Raise skills and educational attainment

  • Close the income gap in the region and between the East and South of England

  • Rebalance investment in research & development and vital infrastructure, including transport and housing

  • Improve transport connectivity within the region

  • Provide better health outcomes for the population

  • Promote the region as a place to work, study and live

  • Grow and attract businesses to capitalise on world class assets and talent.

‘The East punches above its weight and is a net contributor to economy. We have all the hallmarks to deliver the most innovative jobs and career aspirations in the country. The fastest ability to decarbonise thanks to our leading green technologies throughout the area and cutting-edge science and medical facilities thanks to the expertise in our area. Now is the time to launch the Eastern Powerhouse, to ensure as the government levels up across the country, the East is front and centre of their minds’

Duncan Baker MP