Kent Economy

Located in the South East corner of England and bordering London, Surrey and East Sussex, Kent is the 5th largest county in the UK by population and sits on the Gateway to Europe. The Port of Dover handles £ 122 billion of international trade across the English Channel annually.

Those who locate in Kent benefit from lower operating and living costs but remain close to London and mainland Europe. Those strengths have made Kent a desirable base for talented professionals looking for a better quality of life close to the capital.

The Kent economy is driven by a diverse industry base comprising agriculture, logistics and distribution, tourism, manufacturing, food & drink, life science, creativity and digital.

Kent’s Economy At A Glance


lower operating costs than London


visitor economy


trade passes through Port of Dover every year


manufacturing companies in Kent

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Charlie Hutchings-Lawrence , Business Development Manager
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