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Daryl Phillips, CEcD, EDFP
I work as an economic developer consulting with communities and companies developing locations, building communities and identifying and developing workforce. However, my opinions on this blog are free and my own, as is the blog itself.
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 over 20 years experience in economic and workforce development. I have earned and maintain the designation of Certified Economic Developer (CEcD) from International Economic Development Council (IEDC), the Economic Development Finance Professional (EDFP) certification from National Development Council. I have earned a Master of Business Administration from Tennessee Technological University.
- 2017 IEDC Annual Conference
- Dove hunting season or shooting for tourism growth
- Disaster and Disruption Planning for Communities and Companies
- I put a dollar in a change machine and I didn’t get it
- Workforce development for advanced manufacturing in the Cheatham County region
- Cheatham County May 2017 unemployment rate lowest in nearly 2 decades
- 2017 Tennessee Economic and Community Development Conference
- Tennessee Reconnect: Help for adults to go back to college
- How do you measure your workforce?
- The It’s a Wonderful Life EDO
- Why Invest in Economic Development
- Tennessee Rural Economic Development Conference
- A post with economic development tied to a haiku, it’s true!
- Right turn on LOCAL CITIZENS WHO SUPPORT ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT STREET
- Happy Pi day!!!
- Business Succession Planning
- Resources for Business in Cheatham County, Tennessee 2017
- Economic Development Training for Local Leaders
- Nashville area ranks as one of the best places to live
- Cheatham County, Tennessee Development and Permitting Informational Guide
- Prepare to be Googled
- 2017 Tennessee Governor’s Conference on Economic & Community Development
- Business disaster planning creates community economic resiliency
- Cheatham County Region Resilience: ready for economic stress
- 2017 Tennessee Rural Development Conference
- Strike a pose…
- More additional direct flights from Nashville International Airport
- Happy New Year!!!
- George Bailey, Economic Developer
- No one goes downtown anymore, it’s too crowded
Author Archives: Daryl Phillips, CEcD
I would like to wish everyone a Happy Thanksgiving!
The Tennessee Higher Education Commission (THEC) announced that the Cheatham County School District will share in a $400,000 grant through the Labor Education Alignment Program (LEAP). The grant will allow the school district to fund the equipment and training needed … Continue reading
I will be leaving Tennessee on Friday of next week to participate in the International Economic Development Council (IEDC) conference. IEDC will convene its 2016 Annual Conference in Cleveland, Ohio on September 24th-28th. Around 1,500 economic development professionals from around the world … Continue reading
Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam and Department of Tourist Development Commissioner Kevin Triplett today announced Tennessee tourism’s direct domestic and international travel expenditures reached an all-time high of $18.4 billion in 2015, up 3.7% over the previous year, as reported by … Continue reading
Dove season opens September 1st at Noon and runs to September 28th. The season later runs from October 8th to October 30th and from December 8th to January 15th. More information on dove hunting in Tennessee can be found on … Continue reading
The Cheatham County Commission approved unanimously an business incentive package developed by the Industrial Development Board of Cheatham County (IDB). Developed with assistance from the Cheatham County Joint Economic & Community Development Board and the Cheatham County Chamber of Commerce, … Continue reading
Economic development professionals, business leaders, community leaders and elected officials (including some from Cheatham County) will be attending the 63rd Annual Tennessee Governor’s Conference on Economic & Community Development on October 27th and 28th, 2016 at the Renaissance Nashville Hotel in … Continue reading
Wishing you a safe and happy celebration of the 4th of July!
Tennessee Reconnect and the Tennessee Colleges of Applied Technology will be hosting TCAT Scholarship Saturday on April 2, 2016 from 10:00 to 2:00 o’clock at most of the TCAT locations. This is an opportunity to learn about the Tennessee Reconnect … Continue reading
Happy Pi Day!!! (March 14th, 3/14, the day to celebrate Pi (3.1415926535…), an irrational number.)
The 21st annual Tennessee Rural Development Conference will be held in Murfreesboro, Tennessee on March 29th and 30th. The theme is “Rural Communities: Preparing for a Sustainable Future.” Check out the great lineup of speakers and I hope to see … Continue reading
As part of AT&T’s continuing efforts to drive economic development and investment in Tennessee, company representatives, elected officials and members of the Cheatham County Joint Economic and Community Development Board announced on February 26, 2016 that the Cheatham County Industrial … Continue reading
Due to the importance of this initiative in our expanding broadband availability and technology utilization, I would like to remind everyone in Tennessee to complete the Statewide Assessment of Broadband Access and Usage in Tennessee. Tennessee Department of Economic and … Continue reading
This article from Bangor Daily News contains a lot of the issues of small town and downtown parking issues. To me, it is a no brainer that business owners and their employees should not take parking spaces that could be filled by … Continue reading
Tennessee Department of Economic & Community Development launches statewide assessment of broadband access and usage
Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development Commissioner Randy Boyd announced today (news story) the launch of a statewide assessment of broadband access and usage in Tennessee. For this initiative, it is important for them to receive as much information … Continue reading
Watching the movie, It’s a Wonderful Life is a holiday tradition for a lot of us. We just saw a Christmas Eve screening of it at Belcourt Theater tonight and was reminded how much George Bailey and the Bailey Bros. … Continue reading
It is that time of year to look back and reminisce. In my job, that also applies. I have begun working to update our Business Resource Guide that I developed and send out to our industrial companies every year. I … Continue reading
I hope everyone has a wonderful Thanksgiving. If you are looking to burn off some of that turkey, there are great places to get away and enjoy our glorious Tennessee outdoors in Cheatham County this weekend, including Small Business Saturday … Continue reading
Today is the 5th annual National Rural Health Day, which is “an opportunity to ‘Celebrate the Power of Rural’ by honoring the selfless, community-minded, ‘can do’ spirit that prevails in rural America, but it also gives us a chance to bring … Continue reading
The Smart Incentives, Sound Decisions Blog recently reported on an annual update completed by C2ER to its State Business Incentives Database. C2ER researched every state’s and territory’s programs and what was added, repealed or changed during its most recent legislative session. Check out … Continue reading
Google puts small businesses on the map and you can help get accurate information on businesses on the web. Businesses can go to www.gybo.com to find ways to get their information on the Internet using Google and connect, communicate and … Continue reading
In a recent Nashville Business Journal, Cheatham County was reported to have the highest rate of growth in new home permits in the Nashville region. We are a small county and our number of new home permits is low compared to … Continue reading
Economic development professionals, business leaders, community leaders and elected officials (including some from Cheatham County) will be attending the 62nd Annual Tennessee Governor’s Conference on Economic & Community Development on October 13th and 14th, 2015 at the Renaissance Nashville Hotel in … Continue reading
“County’s ACT scores on the rise” – Ashland City Times Education/workforce development being one of the pillars of our Three Star Award efforts, this is a sign that the Cheatham County community and its high school students are making progress … Continue reading
I was recently reading Municipal Boundaries in Tennessee: Annexation and Growth Planning Policies after Public Chapter 707, a report of the Tennessee Advisory Commission on Intergovernmental Relations. In it, I ran across a piece on the Cheatham County Joint Economic & … Continue reading
Source: How Siri can help small town businesses make more sales
If you are looking for two good things that should go together, visit the Cheatham County Fall Business Expo and Burger Cook Off to be held September 26th from 1:00 to 5:00p.m at Riverbluff Park in Ashland City, Tennessee. Cheatham … Continue reading
If you are looking for fresh, local food along with fresh, local experiences, take a look at Cheatham County’s farmer’s markets and see what kind of local food and crafts you won’t be able to live without. Ashland City Farmer’s … Continue reading
Vantage Pointe Village Senior Living Community hosted its Grand Opening last Tuesday. It is a beautiful facility that offers assisted living and memory care with plans for independent living in the future. Nestled in a cozy, peaceful rural setting only … Continue reading
Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce released a workforce study of the Nashville area, which includes Cheatham County, titled Strengthening the Middle Tennessee Region 2020: Building a Vital Workforce to Sustain Economic Growth and Opportunity. It is a comprehensive analysis of the … Continue reading