Peacehaven MP Simon Kirby has given his support to a proposal to create an Enterprise Centre in the town.
He has written to Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government Eric Pickles and Business, Innovation and Skills Secretary Vince Cable backing the plan.
The Enterprise Centre is a joint project being coordinated by Peacehaven Town Council and East Sussex County Council.
Peacehaven Town councillor, John Livings, who has been working tirelessly on this initiative, said: “I am pleased at the progress we have made towards opening the Centre and it is great to have Simon’s support.
“I look forward to working closely with local businesses to bring growth and jobs to Peacehaven.”
Mr Kirby added: “Peacehaven and Telscombe are great places and I want to thank John and the town council for all the hard work they have put in to establishing the Peacehaven Enterprise Centre, which will be a big boost to the area.
“I know what a great place Peacehaven is to work and live and I want to encourage all businesses to become involved. I am sure that the Enterprise Centre will become a powerful engine for growth and job creation in Peacehaven and have a positive effect on the nearby Meridian Centre.
“This Government is committed to creating the right environment for businesses to grow, for instance by cutting red tape, reducing taxes and employer national insurance contributions.”
The Enterprise Centre will be set up in Greenwich House near the Meridian Centre and will bring together local businesses to encourage growth and job creation in Peacehaven and Telscombe.
The town council said the county council will shortly be tendering for the refurbishment of Greenwich House.
The town and county councils are preparing a robust and full business case for the initiative for approval by the town council early in the new year.
A small enterprise centre could be set up in Greenwich House near the Meridian Centre in Peacehaven.
The scheme has the backing of Peacehaven Chamber of Commerce and Sussex Business Bureau. Earlier this year the town council carried out a survey to assess the need for an enterprise centre and the response was encouraging.