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Boris Johnson urges US firms to bid against Brits for 2012 work

London mayor Boris Johnson has called on US companies to compete against home-grown firms for upcoming contracts on the Olympic Park, telling them it was an “unrivalled opportunity to invest” in the English capital.

Speaking in New York at a reception for Think London’s ‘Route to 2012’ business road show, Mr Johnson urged firms in the US to sign up to CompeteFor and bid for upcoming building works contracts at the site.

He said: “What’s happening right now in London’s East End is a transformation of seismic proportions. It is the biggest regeneration project of its kind in Europe, and will be the epicentre for a wave of economic growth across London and the UK.

“For US companies it offers an unrivalled opportunity to invest in what will become ‘the’ place to do business in London bringing much needed jobs and superb facilities to people in the capital.”