I’m dreaming of a white christmas…

This just seems to be shaping up to be a nice holiday season. There were some things that were taking a lot of my time that fell through when the commission decided to send us on a different path. Other than our business retention and expansion program, Christmas cards to economic development partners and site selection consultants, and a few calls looking for free money to start and run a business, there isn’t a lot of pressing activity. Looking on the bright side, this time of year brings personal reflection and reevaluation of organization as well as personal strategic plans. I’m looking forward to 2010 being an exciting and rewarding year.

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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