Old Street roundabout, dubbed Silicon roundabout, is a technical hub


HACKNEY is undergoing a period of massive economic growth, particularly in the technology, digital and creative sectors.

The Shoreditch and Hoxton areas have been dubbed the UK's ‘Silicon Valley’ with huge expansions in the tech industries, leading to the Government setting up the Tech City Investment Organisation to encourage further growth in the region. 

The borough's position as a key location for the digital industry received a further boost when it was announced in July 2012, that the Olympic International Broadcast and Main Press Centres in Hackney were set to beome the iCITY tech hub post Games, creating a potential 6,500 new jobs.

Leisure and hospitality are also key industries in Hackney, with new hotels, restaurants, bars, clubs and cafés coming on stream all the time.
Businesses looking for opportunities in invest in Hackney, or seeking business premises in the borough, should visit: www.invest-in-hackney.org

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