Back from the city of brotherly networking

I had a productive time in Philadelphia attending the 2013 International Economic Development Council (IEDC) Annual Conference.  As part of my active participation in the conference, I spoke on Wednesday, October 9th during the Ignite IEDC segment.  My segment was titled “Economic Development: It’s a Wonderful Life”.  It seemed to be appreciated by the few hundred in attendance, receiving some positive tweets and positive exposure for my community.  It was also great connecting with old friends and making new connections.  As I said in my presentation, working for a great community like Cheatham County and sharing knowledge with fellow economic development professionals are part of my wonderful life.

Ignite2013 crowd2

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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