A new plan designed to boost rural businesses is set to be launched by county council chiefs later this week.
Business leaders have been invited to attend the launch of the Rural Development Strategy on Friday morning.
The strategy has been drawn up by Norfolk County Council officers, following a consultation with more than 200 traders and companies across the county, and will be overseen by an independent steering group.
Council leader, George Nobbs, said: “We are working to strengthen both rural and urban economies in Norfolk.
“By increasing skills and improving digital connectivity we will open up the potential to deliver very substantial economic gains.”
The plan highlights 10 priorities, including improved broadband and mobile phone coverage, higher standards in rural schools and building on existing strengths in the agri-tech and engineering sectors.
The priorities will be used as the basis of bids for both national and European money.
Steering group chairman Richard Powell said: “Addressing the problems facing rural businesses now and in the future is essential for the county’s viability.
“We hope the strategy will make a difference to businesses and provide a boost to Norfolk’s economy in the future.”
The launch is at the Barnham Broom hotel on Friday at 9.30am.