The commencement of the construction on Konza Techno City in Kenya is laying a solid foundation for the future of Nairobi city and boosting its image as well.
According to a report; The 2016 Jones Lang LaSalle (JLL) City Momentum Index (CMI) Nairobi is currently ranked position one in Sub-Saharan Africa and 11 globally among cities spurring technology and real estate development having an aim of being Africa’s leading country in socio-economic growth.
“The ongoing construction of Konza Techno City in Machakos County and more housing units to shelter the growing population, is promoting innovation, higher education and better living,” stated the report.
The Konza Techno City in Kenya which is an innovation hub constituting of a technology firms and higher education space is currently setting the pace for the future in Africa. Remarkable demographic and economic momentum is necessitating the creation of infrastructure and real estate to support the city’s expansion as it registers among the highest levels of office and retail construction and absorption of any city in the CMI.
Currently, Nairobi is pushing to become the focal point of technology in Africa, with a growing number of tech incubators and venture capital funds opening in the city
The top 10 cities are London which holds the top position followed adrift by Silicon Valley and Dublin as the top three cities. Others in the top 10 are Bangalore, Boston, Shanghai, New York, Sydney, Beijing and San Francisco. Nairobi improved from the 15th position in the 2015 survey.
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