Tennessee earns Site Selection 2007 Competitiveness Award

Tennessee was recently recognized by Site Selection magazine with its 2007 Competitiveness Award, given for superlative job creation and new capital investment.

“I’m especially pleased and gratified by this recognition because it demonstrates Tennessee’s commitment to maintaining the best business climate in the U.S. and our focus on developing partnerships between the state and local communities in the area of job creation,” stated Matt Kisber, Commissioner of the Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development.

For more information, check out State Lauded for Job Creation, New Capital Investment – Nashville Business Journal .

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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