For optimum results, retail development as an economic development effort takes a collaborative effort from economic development professionals, government officials, landowners, developers, entrepreneurs, real estate professionals and the community. I have arranged for TVA Economic Development’s retail expert, Chuck Marquis, to make his Consumer Connection Retail Development presentation on September 23rd to those interested in retail in the county and let’s see what develops. Hosted by Hickman County Economic & Community Development Association and the Hickman County Chamber of Commerce, Mr. Marquis and I will make a presentation geared to the Centerville trade areas from 8:00 to 10:00am at the Hickman County Career Center and a presentation geared to the East Hickman trade areas from 7:00 to 9:00pm at the Community Room of the Community First Bank & Trust East Hickman Branch. It is early to mention it, but you’ll have a chance to mark your calendar. Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org so that we will have adequate accommodations.
Retail development is not just about attracting ‘chain’ retailers. There are even more returns from supporting existing retailers and assisting local entrepreneurs in starting and sustaining local business. This presentation introduces how a community can support retail development and how local retailers can become more profitable.
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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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