It’s beginning to look a lot like Black Friday…

I, like most everyone else, look forward to a special meal with family or friends on Thanksgiving Day next week. Some of us are looking to see the retail sales Black Friday and Cyber Monday brings as two of the biggest shopping days in the year. Most people (unfortunately, not I) have the Friday after Thanksgiving off and enjoy jumping into the Christmas shopping fray. The Monday after Thanksgiving is the biggest Internet shopping day of the year as people take time to do some online shopping after the long holiday weekend. Entrepreneur magazine has an article, “Black Friday and Cyber Monday… Will They Rock?”, that makes some predictions on how the promising economic news will affect retail sales this holiday shopping season.

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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