It’s not just a job, it’s an (add definition)

I had some time this morning and took a hike in Warner Park, a place conducive to forgetting your worries or refocusing one’s thought.  I saw a guy, his head bowed over his guitar (either in deep thought or maybe sleep), and it occurred to me that this guy might just write a song in his wooded workplace that could sell in the millions.  Homes would be built, venues filled, entourages paid, etc.  Amazing what a little blood flow and fresh air does to the imagination. In fact during my hike, I composed this blog post and created an action plan for a project that I need to complete this week.  And, it all reminded me of Jon Roberts’ (TIP Strategies) presentation, “The Future of Jobs,” and how so many of our jobs have changed and how unresponsive many are and will be to change.

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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