Our businesses are at the forefront of global excellence and innovation, driving forward the UK's competitive advantage.

A modern, efficient and reliable transport system that is key to the future success and ongoing growth of our area’s £73bn economy through road, rail, air, water, and new technologies.

Our economy plays an important role in the overall success of UK PLC.

We are a global gateway, connecting our nation to world markets. We are home to some of the fastest growing places in the UK, as well as having strong and interdependent links to the important UK economies of London, the Midlands and Cambridge. We have internationally important strengths in manufacturing, ICT, agri-tech and biosciences, and financial industries. Our tremendous coastline, covering almost 500 miles, is home to a leading centre of UK all energy production, and is an important magnet of our visitor economy.

With fast, reliable and resilient transport infrastructure, we can unlock the opportunities to create a thriving economy that enables the delivery of inclusive and sustainable growth: delivering housing; boosting inward investment and, business and job creation; delivering the country’s energy needs; and, improving access to international markets.


"Transport East will be the strong, collaborative voice on strategic transport infrastructure across Norfolk, Suffolk, Essex and Southend-on-Sea, leveraging the already significant private sector funds and venture capital being invested into the sector.

We will deliver the long-term, strategic vision for transport infrastructure for the area; bringing together key partners including businesses, to make a strong case for investment to ensure that our transport network is fit for the future."

Cllr Kevin Bentley, Chairman of Transport East

Achieving our economic role

Connecting people and communities - Creating faster, more reliable and resilient, and better connected transport infrastructure both within, and out of our region.

Connecting industry and business -Supporting commerce by improving national and international connections into, out of and across the region.

Moving goods - Improving connectivity between our ports and airports to enable freight, goods and people to move more efficiently.