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The Economic Development team work to deliver on the aspirations set out within the Council’s Economic Development Strategy. They work with partners to support local businesses and attract investment to the town.

If you would like further information – or support with a project – then email the team via

Here is further information regarding Fraud Awareness.

The purpose of a Fairtrade Town is to contribute to the Fairtrade Foundation's aim of tackling poverty across the globe by enabling disadvantaged producers from poor countries to receive a better deal through encouraging support for the Fairtrade Mark.
Ipswich has lots to offer, excellent shopping, award-winning parks, and a full events calendar – all of which attract people into the borough and increase footfall throughout our town. To further support our local businesses, Ipswich Borough Council is planning four high-profile “Ipswich Weekenders” throughout 2023, designed to attract even more visitors.
Ipswich is a great and ancient town with an exceptionally promising future.
The State of Ipswich is a report based on trends and issues from across the town that provide a description about the condition of Ipswich at a particular point in time.
As Suffolk’s county town, we are thrilled to give a warm welcome to companies of all shapes and sizes and you’ll find that Ipswich has many advantages over other urban centres vying for your business.


Contact Details

Ipswich Borough Council,
Grafton House,
15-17 Russell Road,

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01473 432000