In Istanbul, Beyoğlu and Beşiktaş have the majority of digital production capacity as many digital printers are established there. Sirkeci / Eminönü and Mecidiyeköy are the districts for buying and repairing digital equipment.
The technological workforce can be reached at universities including Istanbul Technical University, Yıldız Technical University, Boğaziçi (Bosphorus) University, Sabancı University and Koç University.
Beyoğlu, Cihangir, Tophane, Galata and Karaköy are districts where there are many art galleries, bookshops, antique shops, cafés and restaurants. These districts are also home to traders and wholesalers of different materials and tools such as the area known as Perşembe Pazarı and Şişhane in Karaköy. Gedikpaşa and Grand Bazaar in the historical peninsula are home to leather goods and jewelry manufacturers and retailers respectively. Antique and/or traditional textiles can be found in Sultanahmet and Grand Bazaar located in the historical peninsula. This area is also home to electronic equipment retailers, printing houses and stationary suppliers