People, Places, Business

Swansea Bay City Region

Swansea Bay City Region


Twitter: @SB_CityRegion


The Swansea Bay City Region encompasses the areas of Pembrokeshire, Carmarthenshire, Neath Port Talbot and Swansea. City Regions offer a new approach to economic regeneration:

  • Larger and more efficient labour markets and therefore better prospects for job creation;
  • Scope for better planning of housing, transport, support for business and other services;
  • Better prospects for attracting investment, innovation and value added economic activity.

The Swansea Bay City Region – Economic Regeneration Strategy is about coming together to improve the prospects of our communities, businesses and economy.

Businesses have a significant role in shaping the Swansea Bay City Region. The strategy is designed to accelerate the region’s economic growth so that we can reduce the gap with the performance of the rest of the UK, and deliver our vision for the region:

By 2030, South West Wales will be a confident, ambitious and connected European City Region, recognised internationally for its emerging knowledge and innovative economy.

The Strategy identified 5 strategic aims to help achieve this:

  1. Business growth, retention & specialisation.
  2. Skilled & ambitious for long term success
  3. Maximising job creation for all
  4. Knowledge economy and innovation
  5. Distinctive places and competitive infrastructures.

Please see the documents below for further information on the Swansea Bay City Region.

Swansea Bay City Region
File type Document File size
pdf Swansea Bay City Region Brochure
1.03 MB
pdf Swansea Bay City Region Economic Strategy
6.87 MB


New SBCR Marketing Suite

SBCR Marketing Suite

Swansea Bay City Region’s Marketing Suite is now open. It will act as the focal point for boosting the economy of the region and businesses are now invited to view the facilities.

The Technology:

·         HD video wall consisting of nine 55” video wall displays with 4K system resolution and superb 5.1 surround sound audio

·         State of the art video conferencing and multi-source collaboration equipment

·         User friendly control of system via the latest iPad Pro

·         Digital library of images and videos, plus interactive 3D mapping of Swansea Bay City Region

The Location:

·         Minutes from both the M4 and Swansea City Centre, the Digital Marketing Suite is located within the iconic Great Hall at Swansea University’s new Bay Campus.

·         Access to the Great Hall Bar and Terrace with panoramic views over Swansea Bay.

·         Onsite parking & extensive range of catering

For more information and to arrange a viewing, please contact:

Gemma Nesbitt    |    01792 606222    |    07966 651898    |


Swansea Bay City Region submits ‘Internet Coast’ City Deal bid in excess of £500m to UK and Welsh Governments

In a digital age, it is very difficult to play catch up but the perfect time to leap frog. On 24th February 2016 the Swansea Bay City Region submitted a ground-breaking ‘Internet Coast’ City Deal bid, in excess of £500m over 20 years, to the UK and Welsh Governments. This is a proposition that harnesses the transformational power of digital connectivity to accelerate growth not only for the region but also across wider Wales and the UK. Find out more on the City Deal and Swansea Bay City Region at