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Cities, Knight Frank argue in their Global Cities report will thrive or sink on their ability to attract this key demographic, which rather ironically includes a strong technology sector.
These workers of the so-called iPhone generation are especially adept at working remotely and have no fear of disruptor businesses such as Uber and Airbnb.
The edition reveals that the tech and creative economy has also spread to emerging market cities like Shanghai and Bangkok, and tier-two western cities like Austin and Berlin. Whether a city is driven by finance, aerospace, commodities, defence, or manufacturing, the most important asset is a large pool of educated and creative workers.
These businesses are highly mobile, and mature markets such as Shoreditch and Brooklyn — having worked so hard to cultivate tech clusters — risk being overtaken by other locations if they cannot provide affordable workspace.
According to the report, the locations that have performed best in this unpredictable environment have generally hosted the creative and technology industries that lead the digital revolution, and disrupt established markets.
The concept of the co-working space and the start-up culture that often accompanies it may be a strategy that all businesses should consider. To read the full Knight Frank Global Cities report, click here.
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