Rise of the Chinese Consumer

I found this article in yesterday’s The Wall Street Journal, “Thank God for the Chinese Consumer”, interesting as well as uplifting to my economic development side. That, plus kinda watching the opening ceremony of the Beijing Olympics last night with Gayle. She loved it, I was expecting it to be like a long half-time show. However, it was a quite impressive display of art and technology. We can easily see that China is a world-class producer of quality consumer goods…. I think that China is ready to spend some of their money and U.S. production may be the beneficiary of it.

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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