Tech City (1)

Meeting: 
MQT on 2012-09-19
Session date: 
September 19, 2012
Reference: 
2012/2475
Question By: 
Tony Arbour
Organisation: 
GLA Conservatives
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

A report published over the summer by the Centre for London argued that the desire to grow Tech City eastwards and into the Olympic Park is desirable, but unlikely to be successful. Do you agree? How would you like Tech City to expand geographically?

Answer

Answer for Tech City (1)

Answer for Tech City (1)

Answered By: 
The Mayor

I want to see economic growth across London, geographically and sectorally. The technology and creative communities will be an important driver of that, whether it be in the Tech City, Soho, Hammersmith or elsewhere. My job is to direct the GLA Group to enable growth, responding to businesses' needs and investing in infrastructure, both physical and technological.

The Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park has the potential to offer fantastic opportunities to London's current and future business community and it is the role of the London Legacy Development Corporation under my Chairmanship to attract companies - including tech firms - from all over the world to come and establish themselves there.