The Coastal West Sussex area is an exceptional place to live and work; it’s a cost competitive location with a great natural environment.

Our recent We Have a Great Story To Tell report (part funded by Coast to Capital) shows just how popular the region (which includes Chichester, Bognor Regis, Littlehampton and Shoreham-by-Sea) is for both business and living.

“An area of investment, growth, connectivity and opportunity with an increasing reputation as the location of choice for investment, the Coastal West Sussex region certainly does have a great story to tell,” said Caroline Wood, Director for the Coastal West Sussex Partnership. “We’re thrilled to be able to show our findings with our most recent report.”

Key Findings:

  • The Coastal West Sussex area has a commuter pool of 3.5 million people
  • £35 million has been invested into higher education
  • Our local economy is worth £9 billion
  • £1.5 billion has already been invested into the region
  • Over 17,500 new homes are planned
  • We have over 18,700 businesses thriving in the area

The positive report explores the growing number of businesses in the region (including national and international brands), fact files on each key geographical area, infrastructure investment, the strong and diverse economy, growth sectors (including advanced manufacturing and engineering, marine activities, creative, digital and IT and tourism), the expanding workforce, education and talent, being a competitive cost base and outstanding development opportunities within the region, as well as profiles from just a few of the area’s successful businesses.

The full report can be viewed here.