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amessagefromthechairmanandexecutivedirectorasthegetrecessionslowlythwstheeesinsofspinthouhoutBihton.WheelsareturningatTreadsBicycleOutttersinthehistoricDepotTunesareplayingatMoreMusicforBrightonAccessoriesaresparklingatPinkDoorBoutiquesandNailSalonThesecreativebusinessesandmorehavequietlysetupshopinDowntownBrighton.Theyreherebecauseofourinvestmentsoverthepastdecadeininfrastructurefaadeimprovementshousingandculturalamenities.ThatandmoreiswhywevebeenrecognizedasoneofAmericas100BestCommunitiesforYoungPeople.Thisisafarcryfromtheemptystorefrontsandblightedareasthatoncecharacterizedourhistoricdowntown.Inadditiontoslowlycultivatingadowntownrenaissanceweareplantingseedstosparkadditionalinvestmentinotherunusedareas.Anewurbanrenewalareawascreatedinthesoutheastcornerofthecitylastyeartoattractnewretaildevelopment.Otherareaswillhelpattractnewcommercialocesustainableindustrialandadvancedmanufacturingrms.Allareasgeneratejobsandtaxrevenues.Thesetaxrevenuescreatedthroughurbanrenewalarealsobenetingourschoolsandpublicservices.Since2001oureortshavehelpedgrowBaseRevenueof1.7millionfortheCityofBrightonAdamsCountyGreaterBrightonFireDepartmentandSchoolDistrict27J.Wevecontributedanother3millioninrevenuesharingtotheseentitiesalongwithWeldCountyandSchoolDistrictWeldRE8.Foreverythingthereisaseason.SpringisunderwayinBrighton.RichGonzalesChairmanManuelEsquibelExecutiveDirector2RichGonzales