Basildon is part of the Thames Gateway, the UK Government's largest Regeneration initiative, and a priority area for development. Basildon has the second largest economy in the Thames Gateway outside of London.
Basildon is the commercial centre of South Essex with a broad, thriving industrial base. Over 5,000 VAT registered businesses, including more than 2,000 manufacturing, construction and service companies and hundreds of stores and shops, successfully operate in the Basildon district.
Major employers in Basildon include:
- Ford Motor Company UK
- First Data
- New Holland Agriculture.
- SELEX Galileo
- SELEX Communications
- International Financial Data Services (IFDS)
- PMS International
- Gardner Aerospace
- MK Electric
- Konica Minolta UK
Excellent access to London, its airports, and DP World's London Gateway
The district is an attractive location for the office market. It has a superb communications network, and the heart of London is only 30 miles away with easy access to the M25 from which all London airports can be reached.
- London City Airport
- London Gatwick Airport
- London Southend Airport
- London Stansted Airport
The district also has good rail access with travel time from Fenchurch Street, London to Basildon approximately 30 minutes. and from Liverpool Street, London to Basildon's two satellite towns of Billericay and Wickford also approximately 35 minutes.
Fenchurch Street Station, London, connecting to:
- Laindon Station
- Basildon Station
- Pitsea Station
Liverpool Street Station, London connecting to Basildon's two satellite towns Billericay and Wickford at:
- Billericay Station
- Wickford Station.