On Wednesday the Economic Partnership went to Canary Wharf to give a presentation about Brighton’s inward investment offer to a group of 18 Brazilian investors visiting the UK to get a feel for a variety of locations across the country.
The group were particularly interested in the creative, digital and IT [CDIT] which is one of Brighton’s strengths with our local sector growing at two-and-a-half times the national average.
Among the other locations competing for their attention were Manchester, Southampton and Northamptonshire. The group were impressed with the quality of Brighton’s workforce, the fourth best qualified in the UK, and the obvious quality of life the city can offer. Even the cost of housing didn’t put them off since Sao Paulo has even higher prices for purchasing and renting.
One of the delegates said that his “eyes had been opened” to Brighton’s potential and, as a result of the meeting, the UKTI representative in Brazil - Raquel Kibrit - was able to hook up with Phil Jones from Wired Sussex to learn about the results of the Fuse research into CDIT in Brighton.
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