Wake County Economic Development (WCED) Assistant Executive Director to Speak at Women’s Edge Luncheon

Raleigh, NC, November 21, 2008 --(PR.com)-- Ken Atkins, executive director for Wake County Economic Development (WCED) (www.raleigh-wake.org), has announced that Conni Tucker, assistant executive director for WCED, will be speaking at the Women’s Edge “View From The Edge” luncheon on Friday, Nov. 21 from 11:15 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. at the Capital City Club, located in the Progress Energy Building at 410 S. Wilmington St. In her “Wake County” Smarter All Around” presentation, Tucker will offer insight into what WCED is doing to attract new businesses and jobs to Wake County as well as explain what industries the organization would like to bring to the Triangle.

Donations from the luncheon will benefit Dress For Success, an organization that provides business attire for economically disadvantaged women for job interviews and the foundations for professional work wardrobe. Tickets to attend the event are $35 per person. To make reservations or learn more about the event, call (919) 832-5526 or visit www.womensedgemagazine.com.

“I am excited to have the opportunity to speak at the Women’s Edge luncheon,” said Tucker. “The event will provide an excellent way for women to learn more about Wake County’s economy and the role we play in bringing new businesses to the Triangle.”

About Wake County Economic Development:
Wake County Economic Development (WCED), a program of the Greater Raleigh Chamber of Commerce, is the primary economic development organization for Wake County and its 12 municipalities. WCED hosts clients evaluating Wake County for possible facility locations each year and facilitates dozens of corporate expansions, resulting in new jobs and capital investment for Raleigh and Wake County. Services available to companies that are considering relocating or expanding in Wake County include economic and demographic research, site and building inventory searches, visitation itineraries, community tours, corporate executive and employee briefings, employee relocation assistance, and post-relocation services. In both 2002 and 2003, Site Selection magazine recognized WCED as one of the top ten economic development organizations in the United States. For more information about WCED, please visit www.raleigh-wake.org.

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