IN­NO­VA­TION HUB GROWS

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Auck­land’s in­no­va­tion precinct in Wyn­yard Quar­ter is grow­ing with more build­ings in the area to be oc­cu­pied by in­no­va­tors, en­trepreneurs and busi­nesses. From Septem­ber, coun­cil backed in­no­va­tion hub GridAKL will oc­cupy two new build­ings. Mayor Phil Goff said the ex­pan­sion of GridAKL was im­por­tant in driv­ing the growth of the re­gion’s tech­nol­ogy sec­tor, which added 9000 jobs in the last five years. He said the goal was to be recog­nised as an in­no­va­tion hub in the Asia-Pa­cific re­gion and en­cour­age high-tech in­dus­tries into the city, cre­at­ing em­ploy­ment op­por­tu­ni­ties.

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