By now, you’ve probably heard that the city of Los Angeles has been selected to host a new game development hub.
But is it really the next-generation of cities?
Or is it the city that started it all?
We caught up with James A. Johnson, the chief operating officer of SkyCity, to find out.
First off, I would like to welcome you to the SkyCity development hub team.
You guys have worked really hard to get the City to this point.
How did you get involved in the Skycity project?
We really thought we would just be there to take over as a developer and help out, but we really thought, what is the best way to go about it?
We got involved with the City of Los Angels, and we thought, well, this is great, and it is really exciting, but there are other cities that have done this before.
And we think that is a great opportunity to go ahead and really be the leader.
We were also working with the city and looking at a variety of ways we could really help.
But there was a real sense of urgency and urgency to this project.
It was just that this is the kind of thing that the City had been dreaming about for a very long time.
And there are a number of things that you can do.
You can get into it through your own private business, or you can work with the private sector to really help fund it.
We were going to start with the business side.
We had talked to a number different companies that could help us with some of the funding and things like that, but now we need your help to get that started.
You know, a couple of things you could do.
You could help fund the initial cost of the site, which would then be covered by the private developers, or maybe a small percentage of that.
Or you could get into a larger, community-driven, government-run model.
There’s a number that we’ve seen that are in the works, and I can’t talk about any of them right now, but I can say that one of them is going to be the City’s first foray into a fully public-private partnership.
And that would be something that would really be a great example of what a true, community driven development model looks like.
How does the City plan to get involved with this?
We’ve got a great team here, and they are very excited to help with this.
They have been working on this project since it first started, and so we are really excited to be working with them on this.
The first step is to really build a team.
And I know that you guys are already working on that.
And the team that we are going to build is going and will be an amazing team of people that are committed to working on what is an incredible project.
We have got a number people that have been part of this team before, and this is going be a really exciting time for them.
And so we want to give them a really big helping hand to help get it off the ground.
And, you know, as I said, the City has had a really solid foundation in place for this project for a number years now.
And it has really helped the City grow.
We are going into this with a lot of enthusiasm and enthusiasm, and that’s a big reason that we have been able to do this.
And we are also working closely with the Mayor of Los Angles to help out with all of this.
So we are looking forward to getting this project off the field and getting this started.
And this is a huge opportunity to really make a real difference in the lives of the people that live here, because we have a great city that’s really committed to this.
We have a lot to learn from it, and a lot that we need to work on.
And if you can help us get the community involved, we will be very grateful.