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Mark Emkes to speak at Knoxville Economics Forum

State and national fiscal policies will be the topic when Mark Emkes, Tennessee’s chief operating officer, speaks at the Knoxville Economics Forum meeting next week

Emkes, state commissioner of finance and administration, is expected to talk about the state fiscal situation and implementation of the Affordable Care Act.

The forum meets Feb. 7 at 7:30 a.m. at Club LeConte on the top floor of the First Tennessee Building, 800 S. Gay St..

Emkes oversees all of state government’s budgeting and finance operations. He previously spent 33 years with the Bridgestone Firestone Corp., retiring as chairman and CEO of Bridgestone Americas Holding Inc.

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