Green Building Creates Green Jobs

In a press release, the United States Green Building Council, in National Studies Show Green Building as Key Part of America’s Economic Future: Green Building Creates Green Jobs that Save Energy and Money, elaborates on the future value of investing in renewable, energy-cost saving construction. The U.S. Green Building Council administers the LEED certification program, which is the standard in green building materials, design, and construction techniques.

The “Green Economy” will receive a focus in any economic stimulus plan and investing in energy efficient products and design will continue to be a smart component of sustainable economic development. With our location in the Nashville MSA yet being in an attainment zone, Hickman County is a natural place for green manufacturing jobs.

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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