Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Jobs Summit Coming To Cookeville

It's All About Jobs. That's the theme of The Highlands Economic Development Summit scheduled for next Thursday, February, 25 from 1 until 5 p.m. at the Leslie Town Centre in Cookeville. The summit is open to anyone interested in attending, specifically those in leadership at the state and local government level, business leaders, educators, and chambers of commerce. The summit will feature Bill Frederick, CEO and president of Wadley Donovan GrowthTech LLC, one of the nation’s leading corporate location and economic development firms, and Brad Smith, executive director of the State Collaborative On Reforming Education (SCORE) program, as keynote speakers. Frederick will present the labor market findings completed for the Highlands in October 2009 and will update the audience on the site selection process. Smith will provide an overview of the SCORE program, "A Roadmap to Success: A Plan to Make Tennessee Schools #1 in the Southeast within Five Years." To reserve a spot for the summit, call Debbie Adams at 526-2211.