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Collin Hosts Biennial County Economic Summit

December 13, 2005 -- Mark the calendar because the 2006 Collin County Economic Summit is coming.

“Orchestrating Our Future” will feature a number of presentations and breakout sessions led by the area’s foremost economic experts from 11:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 1, at Collin County Community College’s Spring Creek Campus Conference Center, 2800 E. Spring Creek Parkway in Plano.

The luncheon keynote speaker for this year’s event is Angelos Angelou, the founder and CEO of Angelou Economics in Austin. Joseph C. Juarez, regional administrator of the Employment and Training Administration in Dallas, will serve as the afternoon keynote.

Angelou has more than 20 years experience in economic development and site selection. He is regarded as the chief architect of Austin as a high-tech hub for companies.

As the regional administrator, Juarez is responsible for providing leadership, guidance and overseeing all Employment and Training programs and initiatives, including the Unemployment Insurance, State Employment Service and Workforce Investment Act programs throughout the region, which includes the States of Arkansas, Colorado, Louisiana, Montana, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Texas, Wyoming and Utah.

This year’s breakout sessions evidence the broad view that North Texas is taking in an ever-expanding global economy.

Breakout sessions will include:
• Harmonious Regionalism/Future of North Texas
• Composing the Workforce of the Future
• Future Compositions for Aging Communities
• Re-orchestrating the Healthcare Workforce for 2012
• Transportation/Logistics Update
• Global Perspectives
• Small Business: Fine Tuning for Future Growth

The 2006 Economic Summit is co-hosted by Collin County, Inside Collin County Business, Collin County Community College District and the Allen, Frisco, McKinney, Plano, Richardson and Rockwall chambers of commerce and economic development corporations.

Early bird registration is $40 through Friday, Jan. 20. After Jan. 20, the cost is $60. For more information or to register, call 972.612.2425.

For additional information, visit the Economic Summit website.