Brighton Short Breaks welcomes the glowing report about the financial prospects of the city as being in the strongest position in the UK for economic recovery as we emerge slowly from the recession.
In the report published by the Centre For Cities think tank (no, Id never heard of them either but I wont let that dampen my optimism) they cited the high levels of education in the city, as well as the entrepreneurial strength in the city.
Brighton and Hove hold the great position of having more businesses per head than any other city after London – ie the population is a good at setting up new businesses. They also point out the strong band of established white collar employers which buoy the cities finances – American Express and EDF being particular examples.
This all bodes well for the thousands of restaurants and bars in the city which attract so many tourists – because nothing deters visitors more than a bank of boarded up shops and restaurants. It also bodes well for the further growth of our city – and whilst I would argue that growth for growths sake isn’t necessarily a good thing – in the light of recent cut backs within the Council facilities (see my earlier article about the closure of Brighton History Centre) – if growth and prosperity can safeguard the fabric of Brighton and Hove’s history and present day identity, then Im glad to grab any growth going!
More business growth, more prosperity, then more taxes going into the councils piggy-bank, and with proper management that should translate into better facilities for everyone. Brighton prides itself on fulfilling its social responsibilities to its citizens, (and I’m particularly thinking of the large number of the homeless that the city attracts) so lets hope whilst the fortunate amongst us enjoy the glittering pleasures of gleaming bars and restaurants, and air conditioned and fully staffed Libraries and Museums this boom in prosperity can also translate into more quality shelters and facilites for both staff and residents alike.
If you’d like to arrange accommodation during the month then check our our self catering Brighton properties and see what suits you best!
BrightonShortBreaks.com™ – 0845 500 9486