Mid Suffolk district is home to a range of numerous and diverse businesses ranging from world famous brands such as Dulux and Bosch, down to entrepreneurial small 'niche market' companies. Did you know that the malt in the centre of every Malteser comes from Stowmarket?
The district has a strong cluster of quality food and drink businesses from growers of fresh herbs, vegetables and fruit to manufacturers of interesting and tasty produce for your kitchen - and don't forget the restaurants and pubs, many of which serve locally produced food and drink as well.
Many are members of "Tastes of Anglia" - an organisation that promotes the fine food and drink produced in the East of England.
There are also clusters of successful manufacturing and engineering, haulage and logistics companies within the district. Mid Suffolk and Babergh have the LOWEST levels of unemployment rates in the county.
An in-depth Local Economic Assessment of Suffolk was carried out in 2011. It contains profiles of all the major towns and analysis of the most important sectors in our local economy.
The Suffolk Observatory holds a wealth of official data and statistics, there you can find out the latest information about our population, unemployment levels, new housing, life expectancy and more.