Why invest in Luton

This is Luton’s moment

Luton has the second highest rate of business start-ups in the country and a host of major names. With over £5bn of investment already underway, including a new football stadium, town centre regeneration and rapid airport growth, more businesses than ever are choosing Luton.

From its unrivalled location and connectivity to a wide talent pool and nurturing business support offer, Luton has everything businesses need to grow and succeed.

Luton has plenty to offer

Our brand new investment prospectus displays all that Luton has to offer whilst our inserts highlight key opportunities for investment.

Choose Luton

Luton offers businesses the opportunity to grow in a town famed for its diverse, young talent; its economic resilience and tailor made business support services.


22 minutes from London, with an international airport and in easy reach of Oxford and Cambridge.

Strong economy

Luton’s economy is booming with over £5bn investment and fast growth of private sector wages.

Good growth

Luton is expecting to see the fastest growth of any economic centre in the UK after London

Emerging talent

Over 23 million people, ready for work, live in a commutable distance from Luton.

We’re investing

A £1.7bn town centre regeneration with investment for a state of the art football stadium.

Nurturing start-ups

Luton has the second highest rate of business start-ups in the country.

Countryside views

An urban vibe, on the edge of an area of outstanding natural beauty.

Beautifully diverse

Luton’s population is one of the youngest and most diverse in the country.

Tailor-made support

Personalised business support services to help you grow and expand.

  • Gav O'Brien, Co-Founder and CEO
    “Luton is a fantastic place for businesses to invest, great people, brilliant energy, three train stations, an airport, great hotels and really fast internet.”
    Gavin O’Brien
    Co-Founder and CEO, Clearhead

Luton’s industry strengths

Luton leads the way with digital innovation, technology, manufacturing, aviation and commerce. Across the town, businesses of all sizes from a diverse range of sectors are thriving and contributing to economic growth.

Sustainable growth of London Luton Airport is a catalyst for our town to become the UK’s home of green technology.

Airport and aviation
Leading technology and advanced manufacturing companies choose Luton as a hub for innovation
Advanced manufacturing and engineering
Luton’s Hat District attracts creative designers, artists and makers alongside pioneering digital technology companies
Creative and digital
Digger filling dumper truck at night
Other sectors

Discover why people are choosing Luton

Enjoy the best of both worlds – an urban vibe with the countryside just moments away.
Why live in Luton

With growing prospects, affordable living and in easy reach of the Chilterns’ countryside, there are many reasons why people are moving to Luton.

Luton is a hub for new businesses, well-connected to London, Oxford and Cambridge.
Why work in Luton

In the top three for business start-ups; a diverse, creative and high-skilled population; just minutes from London as well as
globally-renowned institutions in
Cambridge and Oxford.

Luton is a university town and its young people look forward to excellent career prospects.
Why study in Luton

Did you know Luton is one of the UK’s youngest towns? With the University of Bedfordshire and a selection of outstanding colleges to choose from, it’s ideal to find young talent.

Help to start and grow your business

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Recruitment and skills training

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Dedicated business support services
Professional business support

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