Wake County Economic Development Executive Director to Speak at Progressive Benefit Solutions Seminar

Raleigh, NC, March 22, 2009 --(PR.com)-- Wake County Economic Development (WCED) (www.raleigh-wake.org), has announced that Ken Atkins, executive director, will speak at a Progressive Benefit Solutions seminar on Tuesday, March 24 from 8 – 10:30 a.m. at Embassy Suites, located at 201 Harrison Oaks Blvd. in Cary. Progressive Benefits Solutions is an insurance firm specializing in group employee benefits. In his presentation, Atkins will give a brief overview of the national economy before explaining how the Triangle is weathering the recession. He will also address what is driving economic development in Wake County and what impact it will have on human capital.

“I am looking forward to speaking at this seminar,” said Atkins. “Even though we are feeling the economic slowdown in this area, there is still plenty of economic activity in Wake County. Our talented workforce is one of the many reasons that companies choose to locate their offices in 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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