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The Seattle Economics Council (SEC) was founded in 1968 to provide a forum for business and economic issues and a network for local economists and those interested in business economics. The SEC is associated with the Pacific Northwest Regional Economic Conference (PNREC) and is the Seattle-area chapter of the National Association for Business Economics (NABE). 

The Seattle Economics Council has members from a variety of professions in business, government, academia, and nonprofit organizations. Monthly luncheon meetings feature guest speakers who are leaders in their fields and offer timely and insightful presentations in areas such as:

- Real estate and land use 
- International trade 
- Environmental issues 
- Securities, investments, and finance 
- Public policy issues 
- Local business and industry

Members receive many benefits, including:

- Mailings to announce monthly meetings and special events

- Reduced luncheon fees
- Notices regarding upcoming special events with affiliate organizations

- Networking opportunities 
- Annual membership directory 
- Free resume circulation for jobs related to business economics

The luncheon meetings are held monthly from October through June at Seattle Municipal Tower in downtown Seattle. Meetings are from 12:00 – 1:30. The social starts at 11:30. Lunch typically is served starting at 12:00 and the speaker begins at about 12:30.