TVA Named to Top Ten Utilities List

Site Selection Magazine has named Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) as one of the nation’s top ten utilities. TVA, through distributors MLEC and Dickson Electric, provides reliable electricity to Hickman County.

Site Selection begins its description of TVA’s economic development efforts, “Once again, one of the paragons of utility economic development practice had a successful year. It helped create 45,000 jobs (down from 53,000 in 2006), but the investment total was up to a record $5.6 billion from $4.2 billion the year before.” (more…)

In addition to being a great partner in helping to attract, retain and expand industry in the area, TVA provides help to their customers in maximizing energy efficiency and minimizing energy costs. Their programs are listed on our energy page on our new business website, .

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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