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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.
- TIGER grants replaced by BUILD grants for local/regional transportation infrastructure
- Happy Economic Development Week!
- An update on Opportunity Zones and Opportunity Funds
- Have your quality in economic development programs recognized by your peers
- Retail Development Event for Tennessee and Kentucky
- How to ask your local government for money to promote rural tourism
- Happy Pi Day!
- 2018 IEDC Excellence in Economic Development Awards
- Opportunity Zones and Opportunity Funds – Another Economic Tool for Your Community?
- Successful Succession Planning for Business
- Opportunity Funds – A new resource for economic development investment
- Business resiliency and planning for disruption
- Helping businesses connect to customers online
- Have a wonderful life this holiday season!
- Small Business Saturday – Better than Black Friday and Cooler than Cyber Monday (Nov. 25th)
- 2017 Tennessee Governor’s Conference on Economic & Community Development
- 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
Category Archives: arts and crafts
With so many talented artisans and craftsmen in Cheatham County, I wanted to highlight an article in Nashville Arts magazine, “Marketing for Artists” that gives some great tips on marketing your works of art.
Mark your calendars on June 24-28 for Ashland City’s annual Summerfest 2014 celebration. Summerfest will be held at Riverbluff park in Ashland City, Tennessee on the bank of the Cumberland River. Summerfest features a family-friendly carnival, lots of good food, … Continue reading
The 2nd annual National Banana Pudding Festival will return to the Hickman County Ag Pavilion on October 1, 2011. For information on last year’s inaugural event, check out this story that appeared on WNPT’s Tennessee Crossroads.
Held Saturday, Sept. 10th on the historic public square in Centerville, Tennessee, the 19th annual Grinder’s Switch Music & Arts Festival honors Minnie Pearl and Grinders Switch with a day (9am to midnight) of music, arts, food and fun. The … Continue reading
Summer is moving along and it won’t be long until the Grinders Switch Music & Arts Festival is held in Centerville on September 12th. This event is a day (and into the night) filled with visiting with old friends and … Continue reading
In the New York Times business section yesterday, I read an article, “For Craft Sales, the Recession Is a Help“, about how craft related businesses were performing above average during the current recession. Craft supply, finished craft, and handmade product … Continue reading