Merced County Economic Development Corp. to feature Milken Institute official as keynote speaker

The Merced County Economic Development Corporation said its annual meeting and luncheon Dec. 9 will feature Perry Wong, director of regional economics of the Milken Institute, as keynote speaker.

The event will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Merced Multicultural Arts Center.

Chris Winek, chairman of the group, will give the welcome, and Dave Spaur, president, will provide an overview.

Dr. Lee Boese will give an update on high-speed rail, and there will also be a Green Jobs Initiative signing ceremony. Pacific Gas & Electric Co.’s Anna Belatti Brooks will also give out Green Business Awards.

Please RSVP by Nov. 30, with your payment and guest list for tables. Cost is $35 a person or $500 for a table of eight and as an event sponsor.Please e-mail your response to hhennagan@mcedco.com (209) 723-3389 or mail payment to Merced County EDC 1733 O Street, Merced, CA 95340.