The Federation of Small Businesses says it's confident that most of the 900 workers set to lose their jobs at Solway Foods will find work elsewhere.
A 45 day consultation into the future of Solway Foods in Corby ended yesterday with the company announcing the factory is to close.
Today The Federation of Small Businesses told ITV News Anglia that economic growth in Northamptonshire is among the best in the UK and that many small companies have expressed an interest in taking on more staff.
More top news
The University of Cambridge has topped a national league table which measures universities across the UK.
Scattered heavy showers and feeling chilly on Wednesday.
The Tour of Britain is coming to the region with Suffolk and Essex hosting two stages of the event.