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San Francisco link lifts Manchester tech sector

Computer - Tech Industry in Northern England has received a boost - SantanderCB

The tech industry in Northern England has received a boost after Virgin Atlantic announced plans for direct flights from Manchester to San Francisco. Entrepreneurs in the region have long lobbied for a link as Silicon Valley still dominates tech venture capital funding worldwide. Promising start-ups should gain access to funds and know-how from the west coast via the service, which will run three days a week. Virgin also said it would start twice-weekly services to Boston from Manchester, linking the medical and financial industries to a key US centre. Manchester is the second biggest tech hub in the UK by jobs, with 52,000 working in a sector that produces £2.2bn in output a year.

 

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