Leeds Digital City: Praise for vision of digital revolutionaries

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The thriving local digital sector has been praised by the deputy leader of Leeds City Council.

Coun James Lewis, who is also the council’s executive member for resources and strategy, told the YEP: “Leeds is a major hub in the digital economy and much of that is down to our heritage – the invention of the Wharfedale printing press in Otley back in 1856 revolutionised commercial printing. As print is all about communication it comes as no surprise that this rich history has led to a strong digital communication sector.

“We have also had a long dominance in internet infrastructure which remains today.

“This sees those businesses with the internet at the heart of their commercial models using it to their advantage here in Leeds.”

Coun Lewis also congratulated the YEP on its launch of Digital City, saying: “It is yet another sign of the importance of the digital sector in the Leeds economy and I would like to wish all involved the very best with the venture.”

Have you got a story that should feature in the YEP’s Digital City pages?

Is there a tech product that the rest of the city really should know about? Do you head up a firm that is making significant waves in the digital sector?

Or perhaps you have a star worker who has hit upon an idea that deserves some publicity?

Simply ring the Digital City desk on 0113 238 8463, e-mail paul.robinsons@ypn.co.uk or tweet @MrPaulRobinson.

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