Following the publication of our Strategic Economic Plan, Gatwick 360˚, we have commissioned or worked with partners on a number of further research projects. This will provide a more comprehensive evidence base for our Local Industrial Strategy (LIS).


Below is an explanation of each piece of research with an update on progress. When available, the final research reports can be found in the Related Resources section on the right hand side.






LIS Economic Profile

(Hatch Regeneris)

Collates a broad range of intelligence on the socio-economic performance of Coast to Capital over the past 5 years. Incorporates high level findings from each of the research pieces below

Published in draft for consultation


See related resources section (right)

Urban Centres Research Study

(Hatch Regeneris)

Assesses the function and contribution of Coast to Capital’s urban centres, their potential for growth, key impediments to success and the support requirements to deliver growth ambitions


- Report and Annex


See related resources section (right)


Skills and Labour Market

(Hatch Regeneris)

Analyses the current skills profile of the Coast to Capital area and identifies some of the skill challenges faced locally, in order to assess how the LEP can best create skills for the future


- Report and Annex


See related resources section (right)

Commercial Property Study

(Hatch Regeneris)

Analyses commercial property trends, characteristics and the pipeline at the regional scale and in specific areas, and how well the market meets the needs of the LEP’s priority sectors

This study will be published soon

Innovation Ecosystem Study

(Metro Dynamics)

Analyses the state of R&D, Investment (public and private) and connectivity and sector composition to evaluate the area’s key strengths in innovation.

Published - Part 1

See related resources section (right)


Part 2 will be published shortly

Digital Connectivity Study

(Fifth Sector)

Analyses digital connectivity across the Coast to Capital area



See related resources section (right)

Rural Profile

(Rural West Sussex Partnership)

Sets out a broad range of economic and social indicators to highlight the contribution of our rural areas

This study will be published soon

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