Ringing in 2009 with Resolutions

Okay, it is now 2009 — time for new starts and New Year’s Resolutions….

  • If you resolve to make more money, be your own boss, etc., maybe starting a business is something to consider. Check out http://www.business.hickmantn.org/ for this.
  • If you resolve to learn something new, find a new career, or learn a new skill to prepare for that next promotion, maybe higher education is in your future. Check out http://www.highereducation.hickmantn.org/ for this.
  • If you resolve to find a place to grow your business that has a great labor force with a rural work ethic in a quality place, I know Hickman County will be a good option. Check out http://www.industrialsites.hickmantn.org/ for this.
  • If you resolve to relax more, experience new things, retire to a community with quality of place, or dine and shop at a great value, Bon Aqua, Centerville, Lyles, and the rest of Hickman County are worth your time. Check out http://www.hickmanco.org/ for this.

Here’s to your keeping your resolutions and have a healthy, happy and prosperous ’09!

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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