Our business areas

The West Sussex economy has three distinct, but complementary business geographies:


Coastal West Sussex has a diverse range of small and growing businesses and specific niches in branches of advanced engineering, tourism, food and drink and marine related activities. Its coastline and access to markets through Shoreham Port are key assets.

The Gatwick Diamond has a thriving international business community, with a cluster of major international companies that access global markets through London Gatwick Airport and London Heathrow Airport.


Rural West Sussex has strengths in the land-based industries and has large numbers of small engineering and professional services businesses.  Its key asset is the quality of its natural environment and the South Downs National Park.


West Sussex is a unique business location. We have an exceptional blend of innovative national and international companies delivering world-class products and services.

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