Ken Atkins to Speak at USGBC Triangle Luncheon

Raleigh, NC, March 27, 2009 --( Wake County Economic Development (WCED) ( has announced that Ken Atkins, executive director, will speak at the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) North Carolina Triangle Chapter panel discussion and annual business meeting on Wednesday, April 8 from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Raleigh Convention Center. “Stimulating our State Economy to Go Green” will feature Atkins and six other prominent Triangle area policymakers in discussing how to incorporate green features to further stimulate the local economy. Atkins will address what the Triangle is seeing in the area of sustainability. USGBC is a nonprofit community of leaders dedicated to making green buildings available to everyone within a generation.

“I am honored to participate in this panel discussion and annual meeting for U.S. Green Building Council,” said Atkins. “I am glad that I can be a part of the educational process for those in the Triangle who have yet to understand how and why going green will stimulate our economy.”

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

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