A vibrant economy

Jersey has a vibrant and diverse economy, based on fisheries, agriculture, tourism, digital and financial services.

An island of innovation

Over 3000 employed in the digital economy

Over 100 digital jobs created each year

Over 1000 jobs created since 2010

Over 400 purely digital businesses established on the island

Dedicated digital start-up support available

£180 million Digital Gross Value Added

Fast broadband speeds: Ranked 2nd in the World Broadband Speed League 2022, Jersey was the first jurisdiction in the world to make 100% pure 1GB fibre (FTTP) available to every broadband user. 

The perfect Sandbox: Jersey has become an ideal location for start-ups, digital nomads and growing companies to relocate, test and launch new technologies. 

Digital Community: Digital Jersey is the government backed economic development agency and industry association dedicated to the growth of the digital sector. It provides a wide range of services to members and also provides a range of facilities including a coworking space (the Hub), a coworking space dedicated to IoT (DJX) and the Digital Jersey Academy – created to digitally upskill the island’s workforce and create a pipeline of digital talent for the future.

Fintech: Jersey is a world-class centre for fintech. The Island strives to be the easiest international finance centre to do business with remotely, in a digital world. Jersey has a forward-thinking regulatory approach which has been vital in cementing the Island’s standing as a highly successful digital jurisdiction. 

Click here to find out more about Digital Jersey:

Digital Jersey: Establishing Jersey as a Digital Centre of Excellence

Awards and Accolades

Awards & Accolades | Jersey the International Finance Centre | Jersey Finance

Jersey’s world-class reputation as a leading international finance centre (IFC) has been endorsed by independent bodies and institutions of the highest standards.


    • International Finance Centre of the Year – Citywealth International Finance Centre Awards 2022

    • Best International Finance Centre – WealthBriefing Asia Awards 2022

    • Best International Finance Centre – WealthBriefing MENA Awards 2022

A popular tourist destination

Tourism accounts for a significant portion of Jersey’s economy. Led by Visit Jersey, the Island's vibrant tourism industry not only contributes to the economy, but provides excellent connectivity and on-island services that enhance the quality of life for visitors and locals alike.

‘The largest of the Channel Islands offers a packed weekend escape, with coastal walks, colourful festivals and a thriving food scene.’ National Geographic.

Jersey has for the past several years been named the official ‘Sunniest Spot’ in the British Isles, with more hours of sunshine than any other location.  

Jersey can be reached by over 20 departure points throughout the UK and Europe, providing year-round connectivity to the Island.

St Brelade’s Bay is regularly voted one of the best beaches in the British Isles.

The island welcomed 770,000 total visitors in 2019.

Endorsed as a must-visit destination by National Geographic, The Sunday Times, The Telegraph, The Daily Mail and Good Morning Britain.

In 2022 Jersey was named the #1 island destination in the UK by the Conde Nast Traveller ‘Reader’s Choice Awards’ and #4 in all of Europe, in the company of iconic destinations such as Ibiza, Crete, and Sardinia.

Three of Jersey Heritage’s visitor sites, Jersey Museum, Art Gallery and Victorian House received a top ‘Gold Accolade’ in the Visit England 2021-22 Visitor Attractions Accolades.

Number one ‘foodie hotspot’ in the British Isles - 2020 Waitrose and Partners’ Good Food Guide.

The Island’s natural beauty and captivating landscape have made Jersey a go-to destination for TV programmes and professional sports teams over the years, with visits from BBC Countryfile, Good Morning Britain, the British & Irish Lions, and England Rugby, among others.

A thriving arts and culture scene

Jersey has a thriving creative and performing arts scene in venues which include the Jersey Opera House (which first opened in 1865) and the Jersey Arts Centre, and which showcase both local and international talent to Islanders and visitors alike.

The Island is home to more than a dozen art galleries with collections from both local and international artists, while local music festivals such as Weekender have attracted international acts and thousands of festival goers.

The Government of Jersey has committed to devoting 1% of spending to arts, heritage and culture every year from 2022, which will not only help the arts flourish for the arts sake but also as part of the wider community.

Jersey: the international finance centre

Jersey’s internationally renowned financial institutions, legal practices and accountancy firms provide a wide range of financial services similar to those available in other leading centres, such as London, New York and Singapore.

On average each year, between 2017 and 2020, Jersey intermediated £1.4 trillion of capital and this supported £170.3 b of global economic output, 5.1 million jobs worldwide and £73.3 bn in associated wages.

Find out more about Jersey's Contribution to Global Value Chains - https://www.jerseyfinance.je/our-work/jerseys-contribution-to-global-value-chains/

The Island also acts as a conduit facilitating between 0.5 and 1.5% of all annual Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) into Africa and has growing financial ties to the Gulf Region as well as both South and East Asia.

Jersey is a leader when it comes to tax compliance, co-operation and transparency, something that has been verified by bodies including the OECD, the FATF and indeed the EU.

Jersey Finance: Promoting Jersey's Financial Services Industry

A historic fishing industry

The Island’s fishing industry is at the heart of Jersey’s heritage and culture and remains an integral part of day-to-day business.

Jersey has the third largest tidal range in the world, which means that the Island is lucky enough to be blessed with the perfect environment to harvest oysters.

With a daily influx of some of the cleanest sea water in Europe, the Royal Bay of Grouville is host to Jersey’s Oyster farms.

From these Oyster farms, Jersey produces more oysters than the rest of the British Isles combined and Jersey Oyster has become the first Oyster farm in the world to receive ASC accreditation for responsibly sourced produce.

A world-renowned agriculture sector

The Island’s agricultural industry has reached international recognition through the production of Jersey Royal Potatoes and through the globally recognised and revered Jersey cow. Jersey dairy products are also exported from the local herd to places as far afield as Japan and the Middle East.

The dairy industry remains important to the Island with around 14 million litres of milk produced each year.

UHT milk shipped from Jersey is regularly in the top ten of drink sales in Hong Kong.

Around 30,000 tonnes of Jersey Royals are exported each year, mostly to the UK.