Business Intelligence

West Sussex has a successful and diverse economy, with a range of business sector and cluster specialisms. The county has a thriving micro and home-based business sector, as well as being a favoured location for head and regional offices of large, international corporate businesses.

West Sussex offers a unique business location and on these pages you can find out some of the key information about the economic profile of county as well as economic and business reports.

The county consists of seven District and Boroughs – Adur, Arun, Chichester, Crawley, Horsham, Mid Sussex and Worthing - and is divided into three 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.
  • 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.