Two leading universities, two international ports and a growing international airport
400,000 jobs across 40,000 businesses
Greater Brighton Region has an economy worth £21 billion a year
Greater Brighton Region offers world-class digital, creative and engineering industries
Home of the South Downs National Park
Welcome to Greater Brighton
We are a UK City Region on the up, with an economy that has grown by 10 per cent in the past five years.
With excellent connectivity, a diverse and growing economy and a world-class workforce, Greater Brighton has all the raw materials needed to thrive. It is home to:
- 400,000 jobs across 40,000 businesses
- Greater Brighton Region has an economy worth £21 billion a year
- Two leading universities, two international ports and a growing international airport
- Greater Brighton Region offers world-class digital, creative and engineering industries
Stretching from Brighton north to Crawley and Gatwick, Worthing across to Seaford, the Greater Brighton Economic Board is made up of six local authorities as well as businesses and education providers.
The board’s ultimate aim is to bring jobs and prosperity to the area. Our vision is that the Greater Brighton City Region will become the most successful economy in the South East connected with London.
So far we have brought in more than £150 million of direct investment into our local economies.
We are continuing the work by bringing in investment to kickstart regeneration projects; lobbying for improvements in infrastructure and transport; and selling the benefits of doing business in the area to a wider audience.
The result is to ensure is that Greater Brighton realises its potential as one of the UK’s leading locations for people to live, work and visit.
Latest news …
A leading pharmaceutical firm which has a UK base in Greater Brighton has received the backing of UK public health officials for its test which finds out whether people have been infected with coronavirus in the past. Public Health England said the antibody test,...read more
Greater Brighton has welcomed the work of leading healthcare companies GSK and Diversey to help protect essential workers in the fight against COVID-19. Global brand GSK, which has a branch in Worthing, contacted the Sussex Resilience Forum (SRF) with the offer of...read more
The Leader of Crawley Borough Council and the town’s MP have written to the Government calling for urgent help and listing 10 interventions to rescue the town’s economy. This follows the recent Centre for Cities report, which forecasts that Crawley - which is a key...read more