Michael Martinez Appointed Director of Brighton Economic Development Corporation

  • By FBD Strategies
  • 03 May, 2016

City of Brighton City Manager Manuel Esquibel announced the appointment of Michael Martinez to Director of Economic Development Corporation at last night’s City Council meeting.

“Michael brings a wealth of experience and proven success to his new role. He has successfully demonstrated the leadership and forward-thinking abilities vital for the Brighton Economic Development Corporation,” said Brighton City Manager Manuel Esquibel. “We are thrilled to promote Michael, and look forward to the positive contributions he will bring to the business community and the City’s economic development efforts through his skill and passion.”

Martinez has more than nine years of progressive economic and business development experience with fast-paced and progressive organizations. As Director, he will be responsible for attracting new industries, business and investments to the Brighton community. He will also facilitate the growth of established businesses, coordinate entrepreneurial and business education efforts, and organize resource development to flourish and expand businesses within Brighton.

“I’m very excited to lead the business retention, expansion and attraction efforts for the Brighton Economic Development Corporation,” said Michael Martinez. “Brighton’s outlook for the future is fantastic, and I look forward to being a larger part of such a fast growing and innovative community.”

Martinez most recently worked as an assistant director for the Brighton Economic Development Corporation. Prior to joining the City of Brighton, he worked as a business development representative for the City and County of Denver Office of Economic Development.

Martinez has also proven civic leadership, serving as the Colorado Association of Hispanic Real Estate Professionals (CAHREP) Immediate Past-President, a driven organization dedicated to increasing the sustainable Hispanic home ownership rate by empowering the real estate professionals that serve Hispanic consumers.

“Michael’s experience in economic development along with his great leadership abilities, intellect and forward thinking, will take the Brighton Economic Development Corporation to new levels,” said Director of Brighton Economic Development Corporation Board of Directors Valerie Escatel.
Martinez earned his bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of Colorado Denver.


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