This election year is beginning to take life, filling up the rural roadsides with campaign signs. I have also noticed rural candidates utilizing Facebook in abundance this year. Whether you were a ‘fan’ or you now ‘like’ them, what does this show? Is it a sign of higher technology adoption rates, increased broadband availability or social media fast becoming a third place meeting place with relevance? Or is a reminder that many seeking to be our public servants don’t make the effort to utilize technology well (or at all) to communicate with their constituents? …that is, beyond demands like “VOTE FOR me” or “ELECT me”.
… 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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