Center City serves as the headquarters of ENCOM International, a major information technology corporation founded in 1972 by Walter Gibbs. ENCOM manufactures computer software (ENCOM OS 12) and video games (Tron, Space Paranoids). The company was headed by Kevin Flynn from 1982 until his mysterious disappearance in 1989. Flynn also managed Flynn's Arcade, a popular haunt for gamers during the 1980's. Flynn's Arcade shut down following Kevin's disappearance.
Law enforcement is provided by the Center City Police Department, with downtown services provided by the Center City Police Department Metro Division.
Notable natives and residents
- Alan Bradley, developer of Tron security program, current ENCOM chairman
- Kevin Flynn, software developer, president of ENCOM from 1982–1989
- Sam Flynn, current largest shareholder of ENCOM International
Behind the scenes
Most scenes featuring Center City were filmed on location in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. This explains the appearances of Canadian businesses such as Scotiabank. Vancouver's Living Shangri-La building served as the ENCOM Tower in the film.
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