Higher Education for the Brains that Remain

I spent some time today checking for broken links and updating our http://www.highereducation.hickmantn.org/ website. This website lists area colleges, universities, technology centers, career training programs, and other higher education institutions that serve our area. In addition, the site provides links that help with finding and preparing for a career, how to become ready for college, how to prepare for entrance exams, how to finance your higher education, and where to apply to help fund your higher education — all geared to help residents of Hickman County, Tennessee and our neighbors prepare for their lifelong learning to sustain our quality labor force while maintaining their rural work ethic.

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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