Johnson: Politicians Can’t Mess With a City’s Vibe

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June 16 (Bloomberg) -- London Mayor Boris Johnson and former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg talk about what a city needs to offer to tech companies and the factors that make London an attractive place to do business. They speak at Bloomberg’s Tech Summit in London with Bloomberg’s Josh Tyrangiel. (Bloomberg is the founder and majority owner of Bloomberg LP, the parent company of Bloomberg News.)

For such a good issue for local government to attack?

Local government provides the conditions to attract.

To live here, the crime rate is very low.

Not any comparisons with new york.

We are doing ok.

Are you moved out and the crime rate went down.

-- you moved on the crime rate went down.

[laughter] so, i -- there is a mass transportation.

Lots of things you can do in the city.

And the competition.

The vine is what people, four.

-- is what people, for -- come for.

The pointer they are cultural centers is important.

When you go to places that are quiet with a less, you'd be they will be more.

That is not how -- you with if they would be more.

-- you wouldn't inc.

They would -- you would think they would be more.

That is not how it works.

.other industries jus --fother industries.

Just had is not enough.

-- just tech is not enough.

There are other cities.

But not to the extent.

Big chunks of the world.

They will were read about being -- they were worried.

They have geographical areas.

Small areas that are growing.

They will be well positioned just like new york and just like a. big, diverse cities with lots of going on.

That is absolutely right.

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