I am reading a book, Targeting Regional Economic Development. It includes historical background on economic development programs and policies such as Mississippi’s Balance Agriculture With Industry initiative, which helped birth Southern industrial development efforts after World War II. One interesting new historical fact that I learned in my reading was that in 1791 New Jersey offered tax incentives to Alexander Hamilton to influence the location of a manufacturing facility. Even in the time of our country’s Founding Fathers, economic development was deemed a worthy use of public resources.
… 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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