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Letter of Support from Town Manager Andrew D. Lukasik

Department of Homeland Security
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services
California Service Center
ATTN: EB5 RC Proposal
24000 Avila Road, 2nd Floor
Laguna Niguel, CA 92677

Dear Examiner:

Thank you for accepting this letter on behalf of Nicholas A. Mastroianni, II who is seeking regional center designation for the newly formed U.S. Immigration Fund and its initial project, Harbourside Place.

I currently serve in the capacity as Town Manager and reside in the Town of Jupiter, Florida which is rich in natural assets and has a special, friendly character. The Town has established a strategic plan that guides the government’s actions to ensure that these valuable characteristics are preserved and enhanced. Objectives developed by the Town’s elected officials to achieve its vision are to provide the residents of our community with a variety of activities as well as enhancing our economic stability through the diversification of our local economy.

The U.S. Immigration Fund will play a significant role in meeting these objectives. Not only will Harbourside Place create business and entertainment opportunities for the Town, but the Regional Center can assist us in our efforts to position ourselves as an internationally recognized biotechnology hub. Our community currently hosts the internationally renowned Max Planck Institute and The Scripps Research Institute as well as a number of small biotechnology firms. The Regional Center will strengthen our position in the biotech community by providing much needed financing options for the biotechnology manufacturing facilities and allow the technology being developed in Jupiter to be manufactured here as well.

This is why Mr. Mastroianni’s vision for Harbourside Place is the ideal project for the Town of Jupiter. Notably, his efforts to make Harbourside place the “downtown” of Jupiter where our residents may enjoy a diversity in dining experiences, retail shopping, and pleasant place to stroll along the water dovetail with the vision established by the Jupiter Town Council. At the same time, our town will benefit from the luxury hotel which will attract visitors for pleasure and business conventions, both of which will allow our town to grow economically and flourish. Best is the fact that the project is slated to generate over 2,000 jobs for U.S. Workers, which are nothing short of remarkable during this economic downturn.

In conclusion, the Harbourside project, which has already received site plan approval from the Jupiter Town Council, has my full endorsement. I have the utmost of confidence in Mr. Mastroianni and have offered him my support to make this project happen as soon as possible.

I welcome the opportunity to answer any questions whatsoever you may have about the Harbourside Place project or the Town’s commitment to support it.

Thank you in advance for your consideration.

Sincerely,

Andrew D. Lukasik
Town Manager

April 8, 2010