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    Brighton offers unique and attractive demographics for retailers and businesses wishing to expand or relocate, with a trade area consisting of a 10 mile radius.

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    Brighton offers a wide variety of development opportunities for developers and organizations looking to expand or relocate.

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Michael Martinez
Executive Director

Michael Martinez has eight plus years of economic development experience, working in a variety of roles in workforce development, business retention, expansion, attraction and key strategic projects previously with Denver’s Office of Economic Development. A native of Adams County, Michael possess a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science from the University of Colorado-Denver. As our Executive Director, Michael is responsible for creating and maintaining partnerships with Brighton business owners and stakeholders in the community as well as spearheading our retail attraction and expansion efforts.

Michael has worked extensively with the Healthcare, Bioscience and Technology clusters amongst others and has vast industry knowledge and experience in creating sound, beneficial partnerships. Michael also serves as the Past President of the Colorado Association of Hispanic Real Estate Professionals (CAHREP) and currently sits on their board of directors.

Vision for Brighton: “I am excited to be a part of a vibrant, growing city that has so much to offer. I intend to use my past experience to help create meaningful relationships with key stakeholders in the community and continue to make Brighton a great city where businesses can thrive and prosper.”

Patrick Giron
Assistant Director

Patrick Giron comes to Brighton from the City of Denver where he spent more than 13 years at the Denver Office of Economic Development, most recently as Economic Development Supervisor where he led a team of business development representatives in business retention and expansion activities for Denver and implemented many components of Denver’s annual economic development strategic plan. He also worked as a Business Analyst and Business Specialist in workforce development while in Denver.

Prior to working in Denver, Patrick was a manager in the telecommunications industry for several years with MCI Worldcom, TCI, and Rhythms NetConnections leading national deployment teams and handling high profile escalations for large business customers, among other duties.

Patrick also previously worked as a Congressional Aide for U.S. Representative Pat Schroeder in Colorado’s 1st Congressional District.

Teri Sanchez
Economic Development Program Coordinator

Teri Sanchez serves as the Program Management Coordinator for Brighton EDC, she directs the North Metro Denver Small Business Development Center’s (NMSBDC) Brighton office, providing advising services and educational programs to business owners looking to start or grow their business. She helps aspiring entrepreneurs turn ideas into businesses, helps small firms grow, and provides the resources businesses need to make critical decisions.

Teri has exceptional leadership skills and is accomplished in creating programs and collaborative partnerships. Teri manages the day to day operations of the NMSBDC and is responsible for developing marketing strategy, recruiting center facilitators and counselors who are up to date on best business practices and current business trends.

Teri’s background in curriculum development and as a bilingual multicultural trainer throughout the western United States, lends itself nicely to working with diversified groups. She has owned several successful small businesses, earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Behavioral Science from Metropolitan State College of Denver, an Associate’s Degree in Early Childhood Education from Community College of Denver and several certificates in counseling, economic development and business modeling.

She is the 2012 MVP for North Metro Denver SBDC and a past recipient of the DIAP Best Practices in Business Award for the creation of the original Brighton Small Business Assistance Center in 2003. Her passion is helping people succeed.

Erika Reese
Marketing & Economic Development Specialist

Erika Reese brings a diverse marketing, advertising and account management background to her new position. Previously serving the private sector, Reese supported traditional media and advertising for more than six years.

In her role as Marketing & Economic Development Specialist, Erika will work with Brighton EDC investors as their advocate and liaison within the organization. Reese will also assist with actively promoting the Brighton EDC and the Brighton community regionally and locally. In this position she hopes to create a more synergistic environment between investors, the Brighton EDC and the City of Brighton. 

Erika is a Colorado native and a proud resident of Brighton.

Amy Coffey
Administrative Assistant

Amy Coffey is the Administrative Assistant at the Brighton EDC, she brings a positive can do attitude to the team and is the center power wheel for the Brighton EDC support system. Amy’s genuine approach to customer service and her multi-faceted talents speak directly to her diverse background.

Amy began at AAA Colorado in HR, prior to investing 8 years at Children’s Hospital Colorado in the Psychiatry and Behavioral Science Department. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Exercise Physiology with a minor in Small Business Management from Adams State University.

Amy does an excellent job at ensuring the Brighton EDC team is efficient, responsive and organized in its day to day operations.

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