Surrey's location, geography, environment, history and cultural assets play an important role in shaping Surrey’s economy through their impact on the land-based economy, quality of life, business sectors, availability of development land and distribution of population/ workforce. These factors present opportunities and challenges for the future growth of the local economy.
Surrey shares its borders with Greater London, Kent, East Sussex, West Sussex, Hampshire and Berkshire (see Figure 1.1). Its proximity to London, Heathrow and Gatwick airports, and access to major arterial road routes (including the M25, M3, A3, M23 and A25), as well as frequent rail services into London and beyond, has made Surrey an attractive county both for businesses to locate to and for people to live in.
Figure 1.1: Location map of Surrey
Source: Surrey County Council, 2010
The economic overview slides (attached below) include some key facts on Surrey's economy. Information on economic performance, business and enterprise, the labour market, transport and infrastructure and people and communities has been included.
For more detailed information on the Surrey economy, please see the Surrey Local Economic Assessment (LEA). The LEA is a comprehensive assessment of the local economy, integrating economic, social and environmental issues.
Further information on Surrey and its economy can be found on Surrey-i - Economy.