Happy Fourth of July!

I would like to wish everyone a Happy Fourth of July and wonderful day of celebrating our country’s Independence.

If you need fireworks to cap off the day, Nashville’s Fourth of July fireworks show was named by the American Pyrotechnics Association as the second best fireworks show in the United States.  They based their ranking on the amount of fireworks launched and the complexity of the show.  Especially noteworthy is that Nashville’s show is choreographed to live music performed by the Nashville Symphony. The show that beat out Nashville for first was the Macy’s 4th of July Spectacular in New York City.

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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