Last week’s Middle Tennessee Workforce Summit was the occasion for the release of the study Leveraging the Labor Force for Economic Growth: Assessing the Nashville Economic Market Area’s Readiness for Work after the Recession. The focus of the study was the ten county region served by the Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce. As I recall, over 20% of this area’s employees commute from outside the study area, but Middle Tennessee counties such as Hickman and Marshall Counties that supply that 20% of workers were not mentioned in the report. It seems that education, trainability and work ethic will remain important in impressing outside employers with the quality of a county’s available labor force.
… 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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