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DIGITAL MARKETING Council focuses on Digital With 205,000 residents and almost 8,000 businesses, Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon Borough Council boasts a total workforce of 123,000 and is home to some of Northern Ireland’s largest businesses including Almac, Moy Park, Tayto, Thompson Aero Seating and Fane Valley. entrally and ideally located, the Council’s number one priority is to proactively build the economic prosperity of the area by supporting business development, business growth and entrepreneurship. Two years on the new borough is fast becoming the leading economic force in Northern Ireland. A hub for the Life Sciences and Advanced Manufacturing sectors, it is also Northern Ireland’s official, award­winning Food Heartland, proudly hosting hundreds of organisations excelling in food production, sales and in tourism and hospitality­related fields. C Digital Not content with this success Council is also focusing on the digital sector. There are 130 digital tech businesses located in the Borough, or eight per cent of digital tech businesses in Northern Ireland, making it one of the largest digital tech sector bases outside of Nortehrn Ireland’s two main cities. A recent scoping study commissioned by Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon 46 www.businessfirstonline.co.uk Borough Council showed that there is a significant potential for this vibrant Digital Tech Sector to expand across the Borough. The sector has the po ѕѥѼɕє)مՔѕɥ͕̰ɽ܁ѥ)͕ͥ́ɽєՅ䁩̰)مՅɥѥѼѡ) ɽ՝ݥȁ9ѡɸ%ɕ))Iͥqхtչѥ̰ չ)́ѥɅѕɽѥ)ɥѡ́፥ѥѕѥȁɽѠ)%Ё́ɽՍեє Q)ɽɅ́ЁѠɅѥ)х ѕ͕ͥ́ѡɝ)ݽɭɍQ͔ɽɅ́ɔɽ٥)չѥ́ȁхх̰х)مѽ̰ѥ ѕ͕̰ͥ)Ʌѥ х̸͕ͥ)9 ͕ͥ́ Ёѡɽ՝) Ѐѥ͔)=ٕȀ͕ͥ́ɽ́ѡ ɽ՝)ٔѕɽхɕх)ɭѥͽЁٕȁѡ)Ѐԁѡ́ѡɽ՝Ѡѡ Ё(ѥ͔ɽɅ̸)QݼɕЁɽɅ́ٔ)͕ͥ́хمхѡ)չѥ́مѡɽ՝Ʌѕ͔)ٕѥͥݕٕа)͕ɍѥͅѥ٥ɭѥ)ͽ)Aѥѥ͕ͥ́ɕЁх)ɕ͔́ͅݥѠͽ)хѥѼЁѼѡUMͥȁѡ)Ёѥ͕ٕѥͥ)̸)1̈́--é Mɥ̰qQ)ѥ͔ɽɅɕ䁡Ѽٕ)хɭѥɅѕѼɽٔȁ)̸ͅ=ٕȁѡЁ啅ȁݔ͕ٔȁͅ)ɕ͔ٔ܁啐ձѥ)хɭѥȁ́ɕЁɕձи) ɔ5Iхͼ̰+qQѥ͔ɽɅٕ́)ȁٕѥͥͭ́Ʌѕ)Qɽ՝хɝѥɕхɝѥɕ)Ց́ݔٔѼɕ͔)́ٔͅͽѼɥɅ