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.
Plans to restore and enhance Brighton’s Royal Pavilion Garden have received a welcome boost. The National Lottery Heritage Fund has awarded initial support and development funding of £214,400 to progress plans to improve and enhance the historic garden and apply for a...read more
Southern businesses to be boosted by University of Chichester’s £11million project to drive economic growth
Businesses in the south of England could be boosted by a new £11million project from the University of Chichester Business School which will drive economic growth in the region. The initiative, known as the Business Hot House programme, is offering to support more...read more
A £1.5 million Local Growth Fund cash injection is set to improve digital connectivity across the Coast to Capital area. Funding was approved for a number of digital schemes at the recent Coast to Capital Board meeting. The LEP’s goal is to bring a world-class digital...read more