Cheatham County – relaxing green and cool blue near the red hot city

Time magazine in its article “The South’s Red-Hot Town” proclaims Nashville as a red-hot town, “…its economy are on fire, sparked by a booming cultural scene, world-class health care, rising universities–and a really good spot on the map.”

I agree. We in the region are continuing to improve our economic and community development. However in Cheatham County, we are doing that and sustaining our relaxing green spaces and our cool blue waters. Whether looking for a place to live, do business or just a place to visit, Cheatham County is a cool place less than 30 minutes away from the red-hot city life of Nashville.


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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