To the editor:

Congratulations and a tip of the hat to the Brownwood Area Chamber of Commerce for igniting interest in identifying the Brownwood community as the place to be to those folks closing in on retirement.

Aside from recreational and educational activities, medical community and homestead availability, I see this as a new growth industry in areas not yet fully explored, such as shopping, food services, hospitality and leisure time learning opportunities. All of these provide revenue streams for our community other than those associated with manufacturing.

When I arrived in Brownwood over 30 years ago, someone from the chamber showed me a campaign type button, on it were the words “Brownwood - my choice, your opportunity.”

True then, truer today. Keep up the good work.

Al Kramer

Brownwood