Unemployment in the region has decreased by 2,000, as the number of people in work nationally reaches its highest level since records began.
Luton's multi-million pound inner ring road has been being officially opened by the Transport Minister.
New Holland Agriculture plant's been marking its 50th year with a tractor parade through Basildon.
A major brewer has shelved plans to build a new national distribution centre in Northampton.
Carlsberg had planned to move its current centre from Swan Valley to the town's Brackmills Industrial Estate.
A spokesman for the company said the decision not to continue with the relocation plan was down to commercial considerations.
Luton's multi-million pound inner ring road's being officially opened by the Transport Minister this morning after a wait of more than 40 years.
The link road which runs from the junction of Old Bedford Road and Hucklesby Way to St Mary's roundabout completes the inner ring road.
The last remaining tractor plant in the UK has been marking its 50th year with a tractor parade through Basildon in Essex
The New Holland Agriculture Plant exports tractors to more than a hundred countries with plans to increase production even further.
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The region's to get hundreds of millions of pounds to help provide new roads, more homes and encourage small businesses start up.
It's part of a Government scheme aimed at stimulating growth away from London. It's hoped it will create thousands of new jobs.
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The campaign to upgrade the A47 has had another boost with the visit of Robert Goodwill, the Parliamentary Secretary of State for Transport, who has driven along the road.
The A47 Alliance which represents businesses and local authorities along the A47 and A12 from Lowestoft to Peterborough has given the Minister an update on their priorities for the road.
They're calling for £416 million of targeted improvements over the next 6 years and a commitment to fully dual the A47 at a cost of £1.4 billion.
Doing this would cut 55 minutes off journey times and would lead to more jobs, homes and an economic boost.
16,890 more jobs
10,585 new homes
An annual £706 million boost in economic output ( GVA)
The Minister is travelling the whole route including the A12 at Lowestoft up to the A1 at Peterborough. He will also meet local MPs along the way.
Toby Coke, Chairman of Norfolk County Council's Environment, Development and Transport Committee, said.
"What we need is firm commitment to fund the upgrading of the entire A47. The Government talks about infrastructure improvement, and it is needed here in Norfolk and our neighbouring counties now.