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Oakland County's Mark Adams Named to CoreNet Michigan Board of Directors

Public Date: 5/11/2011 12:00 AM
Contact: Steve Huber, Marketing and Communications Officer, Economic Development and Community Affairs
Phone Number: 248-858-1848

mark_adams_a.jpgWaterford, Michigan -- Oakland County Senior BusinessĀ Development Representative Mark Adams has been named to the CoreNet Michigan Board of Directors as the new "Vice President at Large of Business Development."

CoreNet Global is the world's leading association for corporate real estate (CRE) and workplace professionals, service providers and economic developers. Nearly 7,000 members, who include 70 percent of the Fortune 100 and nearly half of the Forbes Global 2000, meet locally, globally and virtually to develop networks, share knowledge, learn and thrive professionally.

"CoreNet recognizes what we've known about Mark for a long time - he's an asset to Oakland County and our business community and will be to CoreNet too," said Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson.

"CoreNet's mission is similar to Oakland County's development division ā€“ they both want to foster an environment of economic growth," said Adams. "I look forward to working with the board."

Adams has worked for Oakland County for 14 years. He is a certified Development Financial Associate, certified Michigan Small Business Counselor, and graduate of Northwestern University. He assists firms with site location and financing. Adams is also responsible for Oakland County's North American Business Attraction Program. He is the current chairman of the Michigan Global Partnership North America Committee, a statewide business attraction partnership. Adams and his wife Rosa live in Southfield.

For more information about Oakland County's Business Development Services, see GlobalOakland.com.