Tennessee Basic Economic Development Course

The Tennessee Leadership Center will conduct the Tennessee Basic Economic Development Course (TBEDC) in Nashville again in 2009 on May 4th through May 8th. The Tennessee Basic Economic Development Course is accredited by the International Economic Development Council (IEDC). The TBEDC provides a great overview of economic development and is one of six courses required to sit for the Certified Economic Developer exam.

I attended this course in its inaugural session and Hickman County Economic & Community Development’s current chairman of the Board of Directors completed the 2008 course.

Learning to better serve our community is important to us and completing this course is just one of the ways that we prepare to create an attractive business environment in Hickman County.

To request a brochure, email michelle.williams@tn.gov .

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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