Professional Economic Developer

Why should you call us during your retail or industrial site selection process? Yes, we have some good sites and a quality work force available. In addition, Hickman County has a full-time professional economic developer to assist you. I have ten years experience in economic development and have recently completed the coursework with the International Economic Development Council (IEDC) required to sit for the Certified Economic Developer (CEcD) exam, which I plan to take in June. I have also earned a Masters of Business Administration from Tennessee Technological University. Last but certainly not least, I was raised in Hickman County in a typical work hard, treat people right family.

I know the people and programs to access the best incentive package available to you. My organization’s services are provided by the community in order to bring jobs to our residents. We succeed when you succeed.

Feel free to contact me for a discrete discussion of what we have to offer and how we can fulfill your needs for a new location.

About Daryl Phillips, CEcD

I am a professional economic developer. I presently work for communities and companies in developing and implementing workforce and economic development solutions as CEO of Phillips Economic Development Solutions (Phi EDS). Prior to September 2017, I was the economic development professional who served a community team of elected officials, business people, community leaders and dedicated stakeholders for economic development in Cheatham County, Tennessee (pop. 39,880) and its four towns. During my five-year tenure, I served the team as Cheatham County grew over 1,700 jobs, turned around population declines at the start of this decade into healthy population growth, increased tourism expenditures 20.3% and local tax revenue from tourism 25.4%, grew sales tax revenue 36%, focused on developing the local workforce and was recognized by SmartAsset as having the 9th highest Incoming Investment Index of all the 95 counties in Tennessee. I am a member of International Economic Development Council, Southern Economic Development Council, Tennessee Economic Development Council and International Council of Shopping Centers. I have earned the designation of Certified Economic Developer (CEcD) from International Economic Development Council (IEDC), the Economic Development Finance Professional (EDFP) certification from National Development Council and hold a Master of Business Administration from Tennessee Technological University.
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