Creative economy in Seoul will be realized through future industries, including the retirement industry digital and mobile convergence, and cultural content, by providing support for startups, distribution channels, research and development, and business positions.
In the location of the Korea Rural Economic Institute (21,937m2 in Dongdaemun-gu), which the Seoul Metropolitan Government purchased, the Hongneung Smart Aging Cluster will be established by forming an ecosystem for the senior care industry with cooperation among industries, academia, research centers, and government offices.
In the location of the Gaepo International School (16,077m2), the Gaepo Digital Innovation Park will begin operation in 2016. The park will contain various facilities, such as the Convergence Technology Research Center, Techshop, and Co-working Center, and will be open 24 hours a day. It will serve as a place for creative and passionate people to learn, play, and cooperate with one another on developing new ideas based on digital and communication technologies.
The Seoul Metropolitan Government will create an “Urban Renewal Headquarters” to take charge of urban renewal plans. The city government will also foster urban renewal support centers by region and invest KRW 2 trillion in the urban renewal project over the next four years. The first six regions will include the Changsin/Seungin and Garibong areas.
The Seoul Metropolitan Government plans to push ahead with an improved tourism promotion policy to reach the milestone of attracting 20 million foreign tourists by 2018, two years early than previously planned. At major tourist attractions and on popular streets, the “Storytelling Seoul” program will be implemented, which will tell unique stories about Seoul. Also, any inconveniences experienced by tourists will be resolved, mainly focusing on Chinese tourists, so that they will be more likely to revisit Seoul in the future.
The Seoul Metropolitan Government will provide support for youth employment through technical training and startup support, such as the Challenge 1000 Project, which offers assistance to those who failed to maintain a startup business. Also, the city government will focus on increasing the number of social service jobs for women in the child and elderly care, health, and safety industries.