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Strategic Programmes & Priorities

We are working with local authorities and key sector organisations to support a strategic focus for the long-term development and sustainable growth of the sector. 

​The Strategic Development Framework for Suffolk’s Visitor Economy promotes 5 priorities and developing programme areas supported and delivered by a range of local partners.

View the Strategic Development Framework – Suffolk’s Visitor Economy



Current work programmes are set out below, these are regularly updated by Suffolk Growth Partnership.

If you have any questions regarding the programmes or priorities set out on this page please contact:

Richard Hunt (Strategic Lead: Visitor Economy)


Reopening the Visitor Economy: Suffolk Growth co-ordinates Suffolk’s Economy, Business and Skills recovery planning and is supporting the visitor economy reopen safely and stay open safely.

Find out more here.

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SIGIF: The Suffolk Inclusive Growth Investment Fund is a £1.65m fund allocated by Suffolk Public Sector Leaders and the New Anglia Local enterprise Partnership to support local, place based economic recovery across Suffolk.
Suffolk Growth are working with a number of organisations delivering these projects that impact on the local visitor economy. 
Find out more here

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An environmentally friendly and carbon net zero visitor economy: Suffolk Growth is supporting the development of a coordinated sector approach to achieving our carbon net zero ambition, while supporting sector growth and productivity.

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Skills - Visitor Economy Network Initiative (VENI): VENI will bring educators and SMEs closer together and at the same time create opportunities for young people to develop work-ready skills and
participate in, and learn more about, their local visitor economy. Find out more here.

Leadership, Collaboration & Connectivity

Place & Product development

Developing skills & the workforce

Enabling sector growth & productivity

Raising the profile as a 'top' of mind destination