Beyond the High Street: Brighton Analysis

As part of 'Beyond the High Street' this paper looks in more detail at Brighton's city centre economy.

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This report looks at the geography of jobs within Brighton, and is part of Centre for Cities’ wider research looking at the patterns of economic development seen across cities in Britain.

Brighton is atypical of Britain’s smaller sized cities in that its city centre has played an increasingly important role within its wider city economy, particularly in creating private sector jobs. As the UK is likely to continue to specialise in the sorts of activities that prefer city centre locations, this bodes well for Brighton’s future.

Private sector jobs growth in Brighton, 1998-2008