Greater Brighton Region has an economy worth £21 billion a year
400,000 jobs across 40,000 businesses
Greater Brighton Region offers world-class digital, creative and engineering industries
Two leading universities, two international ports and a growing international airport
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 the UK’s second busiest airport
- Greater Brighton Region offers world-class digital, creative and engineering industries
Stretching from Brighton, north to Crawley and Gatwick, west to Bognor and east across to Seaford, the Greater Brighton Economic Board is made up of seven 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 Greater Brighton project has been given £292,000 of government funding to create the world's first 100% hydrogen-fired clay bricks. Members of Hydrogen Sussex are working with West Sussex-based Michelmersh, the UK's fourth-largest brick makers, on the innovative...
Around £150 million of funding secured by Greater Brighton is helping to transform the region and is creating thousands of jobs. A report for Greater Brighton Economic Board details how the investment has kick-started multimillion-pound regeneration projects in and...
Greater Brighton is to step up efforts to protect, support and help develop the creative industries in the region which latest figures show are worth £1.5 billion a year to the economy. A report says the City Region has an extremely strong creative industries sector...