… it’s probably here somewhere
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: community development
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
The U.S. Census released its latest county population estimates recently and the data shows that Cheatham County’s population has grown the past two years at an increasing rate. For more information on Cheatham County and its neighbor counties, you may … Continue reading
I was avoiding starting another project by checking out economic development related blogs,both old and new. The Strong Towns blog had an interesting series of posts about how a community can grow stronger by making small, incremental investments over time. … Continue reading
I’m at a loss. How do you really communicate within a community? I frequently get the comments: “Nobody reads the local newspaper.” “We don’t listen to the radio station.” “My email don’t work.” “I got a virus on my computer.” … Continue reading
The Tennessee Governor’s Three-Star Award for Economic and Community Development Preparedness celebrated its 30th anniversary last year. This year, the review deadline was moved up to June 30th, but I had a notebook full of documentation on Hickman County’s efforts … Continue reading
The twelfth Leadership Hickman class completed their retreat today. Like the many people in the eleven classes before them, they will attend a day-long session each month until May, learning more about Hickman County, networking with people in the community, … Continue reading