Los Angeles Mayor Mayor Antonio Villaraigos has given props to the video game industry over the new, three-year E3 deal that was announced last week.
Villaraigos is quoted in a press release issued by the Los Angeles Convention and Visitors Bureau:
There is much to be said about a convention of this magnitude returning to the entertainment capital of the world. The video game industry is one of the few industries in the nation that continues to show signs of growth, and ESA’s three-year commitment to Los Angeles is a testament to our City’s formidable hospitality and technology sectors.
According to the LACVB, E3 2009 will account for better than 33,000 hotel room nights and will add $18 million to the city's economy.