“Smaller communities search for ways to stand out in economic development” from Prairie Business Magazine includes a great analysis of rural economic development opportunities, but the local community must be supportive in this comparative environment. As you can read from the article, a community that doesn’t come together to provide suitable sites for industrial attraction, support existing business retention and expansion, and provide a fertile ground for entrepreneurs’ business start-ups will have a tough time prospering.
… it’s probably here somewhere
Daryl Phillips, CEcD, EDFP
I work as an economic developer consulting with communities and companies developing locations, building communities and identifying and developing workforce. However, my opinions on this blog are free and my own, as is the blog itself.
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 over 20 years experience in economic and workforce development. I have earned and maintain the designation of Certified Economic Developer (CEcD) from International Economic Development Council (IEDC), the Economic Development Finance Professional (EDFP) certification from National Development Council. I have earned a Master of Business Administration from Tennessee Technological University.
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