The Greater Brighton City Region has an extraordinary mix of coastal, urban and rural landscapes (including the South Downs National Park, a UNESCO biosphere and a number of areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty). It has a strong cultural, heritage, visitor (including business tourism) and sports components.
This richness and variety within a 15 mile radius is regarded by residents and national and international visitors alike as a strong attractor for skilled labour and inward investment. There are a number of significant brownfield sites for regeneration and a growing investor appetite across the whole area (rather than just in established pockets of investment).
The Greater Brighton Economic Board is overseeing a dynamic portfolio of ongoing investments and regeneration opportunities designed to create the housing, employment and infrastructure to drive productivity throughout the City Region. For businesses, the Board has also created a tool to match business needs with vacant properties throughout the Region.
Businesses from Greater Brighton’s creative industries generated more than £1.5 billion in turnover last year, a new study from the University of Sussex has revealed. The report by Dr Josh Siepel, recently presented to the Greater Brighton Economic Board,...read more
A transport hub - used by 3 million people each year - that links the local bus network with Gatwick Airport and its train station received a boost after the completion of a £3.8 million upgrade. Improvements include two new lifts from the southbound road-level bus...read more
Four projects in Greater Brighton have been prioritised by regional transport leaders as needing significant investment of millions of pounds. A total of ten schemes have made the Major Road Network shortlist by regional transport body Transport for the South East...read more