As Mayor I encourage economic development in our great city. We are on the verge of shaping our city into something great for our future generations. With the Encinal Economic Development Corporation I believe we can attract, grow, and sustain our current businesses. Even with our limited resources we continue to find resourceful ways to support our community. We look to promote commercial growth in our city to grow our sales and property tax base. We look forward to business growth and believe in supporting small business development with our agency allies and with programs like our Facade Grant and our Landscape Grant. Through these strategic partnerships we can achieve a greater prosperous community with a positive outward approach to affordable housing and helping sustain our current businesses. We will continue to develop programs that can achieve this success. With successful business comes job growth and promotes higher standard of living in our great community. This will provide more opportunity to our citizens who will benefit most from this market economy. I am excited about the new Encinal Economic Development Corporation's website and invite you to contact them for additional information.