East Sussex Growth Strategy

The Growth Strategy sets out our vision for a more innovative, productive and faster growing East Sussex economy. We believe the county has a unique offer to make to investors, businesses and skilled workers; one that blends inspiring coastline and countryside and a business base of like-minded companies in growing sectors of the economy.

East Sussex Growth Strategy

Growth Strategy Dec 2014 - cover image

Our strategy is built around three key pillars:

Business: Enabling business growth, particularly of ‘high value’ businesses;
Place: A significantly valued asset to the East Sussex economy;
People: Meeting the skills needs of business and supporting residents to reach their full potential.


Published in December 2014 after extensive consultation, the East Sussex Growth Strategy sets out an ambitious vision for the East Sussex economy to 2020 and beyond, identifying the major economic opportunities across the county and the collective actions that public and private sector partners will take to accelerate economic growth.

The Growth Strategy is owned by ‘Team East Sussex’, the East Sussex sub-board of the South East Local Enterprise Partnership (SELEP).