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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: Certified Economic Developer
I am already making plans to attend the International Economic Development Council (IEDC) Annual Conference again this year. IEDC annual conferences are the largest annual gathering of economic development professionals in the world and provide professional development and networking opportunities … Continue reading
I will be one of the presenters on a webinar, “Primer to the CEcD Exam Process: What You Need to Know“, on April 8th at 2:00 p.m. CT. The webinar provides those seeking to earn the International Economic Development Council (IEDC) … Continue reading
University of Oklahoma’s prestigious Economic Development Institute (EDI) will hold a session of EDI Institute in Nashville, Tennessee May 3-7 at the Airport Marriott. This is a great way to learn more about economic development and working toward earning the Certified … Continue reading
My certification from the International Economic Development Council (IEDC) as a certified economic developer (CEcD) was up at the end of this year. It takes meeting the experience requirements, completing hours of approved training and passing the two-day examination process to … Continue reading
Congratulations to friend and fellow economic development professional Clay Walker, CEcD on earning the Certified Economic Developer (CEcD) designation from the International Economic Development Council (IEDC). Clay is the Executive Director of the Gallatin Economic Development Agency and his accomplishment … Continue reading
Last night, I paid my registration to the International Economic Development Council (IEDC) Leadership Summit, which will be held in Houston, Texas on January 31-February 2 next year. The focus will be on creating entrepreneurship programs and a competitive entry-level … Continue reading
The University of Arkansas at Little Rock’s Institute for Economic Advancement will be conducting their Mid-South Basic Economic Development Course on March 15-18, 2010. The basic course is one of the courses required to sit for the International Economic Development … Continue reading
I am attending the Tennessee Economic Development Council Fall Conference, which began today. I am sure that we will all benefit from the seminars and networking from Tennessee’s organization of economic development professionals. Also, participation counts toward my recertification as … Continue reading
For those who are interested in an option near Tennessee to complete the IEDC Basic Economic Development Course, Georgia Tech will host its 42nd annual course March 24-27 in Atlanta at the Georgia Tech Global Learning Center. I have attended … Continue reading
For those who are interested in completing the IEDC Basic Economic Development Course, Georgia Tech will host its 42nd annual course on March 24-27 in Atlanta at the Georgia Tech Global Learning Center. I have attended economic development training conducted … Continue reading
Yesterday I finished reading The Little Black Book of Economic Development by Don Allen Holbrook, CEcD. The Little Black Book of Economic Development is a thought provoking evaluation of the current state of economic development and an examination of how … Continue reading
Just a few hours ago, I received positive results of the final segment in the examination process in becoming a Certified Economic Developer (CEcD) with International Economic Development Council (IEDC). In order to be considered for certification, one must have … Continue reading