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For Immediate Release

Contact:
Bob Bell
City Manager
650-780-7300

Redwood City Hires Economic Development Manager

Redwood City, CA – November 6, 2012 - As the next step in its intensified focus on economic development and enhancing the vitality of the City’s business sector, Redwood City is pleased to announce the hiring of Sean Brooks as its Economic Development Manager. Mr. Brooks will start work in Redwood City on December 5, 2012. This is a new position, which has evolved from the City’s previous use of a consultant for economic development coordination.

Sean will be a great addition to our team in Redwood City, and I’m sure the spotlight he’ll bring to our economic development will be very welcomed by our business community,” said City Manager Bob Bell. “He has an impressive background and has shown great leadership in working closely with businesses and associations to create opportunities for retail and business growth. Sean’s real estate and finance experience will also contribute to the entire scope of public-private partnerships toward economic development.”

Mr. Brooks comes to Redwood City after working as the economic development manager in the City of Hayward, and has also held that position in the City of Brea. In addition, he has significant experience in public accounting, finance, and public/private real estate development, is a CPA, and holds an MBA from UCLA.

Redwood City is known in the Bay Area as a vibrant, forward-thinking city with incredible prospects for the future, and I am thrilled to become part of that,” said Mr. Brooks. “There is a great deal of emerging economic activity in this community right now. My challenge, which I am grateful to accept, will be to build on this impressive foundation, to enhance and strengthen the economic prospects of our business community and our City.”

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