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80 J U LY 2 015 S I T E S E L E C T I O N In Search of ICT PROFESSIONALS ew doubt that the information and communication technologies economy will dominate in coming years and the presence of ICT clusters will continue to support metropolitan areas in Europe. With manufacturing shifting to lower-cost production platforms in Central and Eastern Europe or Asia, and limited space for construction and agriculture, Western Europe needs to rely on high-value-added products, including information and communication technologies. Although the bursting of the Internet bubble in the early-2000s interrupted rapid growth b y T O M A S H O L I N K A e d i t o r @ s i t e s e l e c t i o n . c o m E U R O P E A N I T C E N T E R S F Percentage Points Global Financial Crisis Didn't Hit ITC Sector in Western Europe ICT employment, % share of total, change from 2009 to 2014 Sources: Eurostat, Moody's Analytics

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