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;
  • 40,000 businesses;
  • an economy worth £21 billion a year;
  • two leading universities;
  • two international ports and a growing international airport;
  • 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 …

Have your say on Gatwick Airport’s long-term plans

Gatwick Airport is urging residents, businesses and other stakeholders to have their say on proposals to develop in a sustainable way in the future. As one of the South East’s most high profile and important anchor businesses, the UK’s second-busiest... read more

Brighton set to grow despite Brexit, report claims

Brighton is set to have one of the fastest growing economies in the UK in the three months after the scheduled date for Brexit. The findings, which looked at the period from April to June 2019, came in a report by law firm Irwin Mitchell and the Centre for Economics... read more

Funding pledge for Brighton Main Line

Greater Brighton chiefs have welcomed a pledge for widespread investment in the region’s creaking rail infrastructure with a £2 billion, 12-year plan to put more trains on the mainline to London. Historic under-investment, punctuality problems and capacity... read more