Government announces £90m new funding for Norwich Research Park
24th May 2012
As you may have seen in today’s EDP, the Government is today announcing a major package of £90m funding for the Norfolk Research Park.
Today is a historic day for those of us who have long campaigned for a greater recognition of the potential of the Norwich Research Park and the Norfolk economy. £90m of the £250m total being announced is coming to Norfolk's world class research Institutes. The county which gave the world the first Agricultural Revolution is increasingly being recognised as having a key role to play in helping lead the new bio-economy which is having such a profound impact on medicine, agriculture and clean energy around the world.
I believe this is great news for the long term prospects of the Norfolk economy - highlighting our potential as a centre of innovation and growth for decades to come. As we have seen in Cambridge, world class research drives new companies and jobs. With the fast rail, broadband and road links we need, and continued investment in Norfolk schools and skills we can build a modern high skilled economy without spoiling Norfolk's special character.
For details of the announcement and my Press Release and Blog on why this is so significant a recognition of the importance of the Norwich Research Park in driving sustainable innovation-led growth click here: http://blog.georgefreeman.co.uk/content/government-announces-%C2%A3250m-...