Governor’s Conference on Economic & Community Development 2014

Economic development professionals, business leaders, community leaders and elected officials will be attending the 61st Annual Tennessee Governor’s Conference on Economic & Community Development on November 13th and 14th, 2014 at the Renaissance Nashville Hotel just a few miles from Cheatham County in downtown Nashville. Governor Bill Haslam and his Commissioner of the Tennessee Department of Economic & Community Development, Bill Hagerty, will host the conference where new knowledge will be presented and attendees will network and share ideas. For more information, check out the Tennessee Governor’s Conference on Economic & Community Development website,  Details on what I am sure will be another great conference will be posted on the event website as the date grows closer.

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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