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Invest in Crawley

Gatwick Airport, Crawley

Crawley is a progressive town in the surroundings of the beautiful Sussex countryside. Situated by Gatwick airport, it is a major commercial and industrial centre and widely regarded as the main economic driver of the region.

An ‘A’ rating for dynamism and ‘B’ rating for high growth.

Grant Thornton’s Where Growth Happens 2014

Overall rated 4th in business ranking and 1st in well-being.

Santander’s UK Towns and Cities index 2013

An ‘A’ rated business location, ranked as the 7th best place for business out of 325 locations in Britain.

Local Futures Group’s Business Location Index 2012

Regenerating Crawley

Crawley has an ambitious programme of regeneration, which is focused on the town centre. The programme aims to build on the strengths of the town's economy to help develop various sectors.

Crawley is an exciting place to currently invest in with Queens Square among the areas to get a facelift.

Ten reasons to invest in Crawley

Crawley is a fantastic location for business. Its strategic location, connectivity and access to a good labour pool are just some the reasons. Here are the top ten reasons for investing and locating your business in Crawley.

Explore Crawley as a business location

Crawley is home to over 3000 active businesses, generating 84,000 jobs in the town. Many people from the surrounding area come to Crawley to work, with over 31,000 commuting into the town each day.

Crawley is competitive both on cost and quality. It provides more commercial floorspace then any other town in the region and is ‘A’ rated on economic performance, human resources, connectivity, environment and infrastructure.

Explore Crawley as a business location in more detail:

Crawley, right at the heart of the Gatwick Diamond

Gatwick is the heart of the thriving economic sub-region the Gatwick Diamond and Crawley is right at the heart of it. Multinational companies and vibrant enterprises choose the Gatwick Diamond because of the excellent international connectivity, access to talent, and quality of life. The Gatwick Diamond Initiative is a business led economic partnership established to help businesses make the right decision whether it be a business formation, relocation or expansion.

They work with local partners and the UK’s investment agency UKTI, to ensure that businesses receive the details they need for investing in the area.

Invest West Sussex

A brand new website and a great resource that acts as the go-to place for businesses who want to find out about starting their company, growing it or locating it in this wonderful part of the country. To find out more visit or email .

Crawley Sector Propositions

Crawley has a number of sector strengths and is a popular choice with businesses for locating their national and international headquarters in the South East.

Crawley is a high value employment and aspirational business location. Key sectors where the borough has distinct strengths and particular investment opportunities, given the area’s research expertise, established businesses and infrastructure to support sector development are covered in the sector propositions:

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West Sussex RH10 1UZ

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Economic Development Unit
Town Hall
The Boulevard
West Sussex RH10 1UZ

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