Category Archives: economic development leadership

2017 IEDC Annual Conference

I arrived in Canada on Friday to participate in the International Economic Development Council (IEDC) conference.  IEDC will officially convene its 2017 Annual Conference here in Toronto, Ontario this afternoon.  Around 1,300 economic development professionals from around the world have already … Continue reading

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2017 Tennessee Governor’s Conference on Economic & Community Development

Economic development professionals, business leaders, community leaders and elected officials (including some from Cheatham County) will be attending the 64th Annual Tennessee Governor’s Conference on Economic & Community Development on October 26th and 27th, 2017 at the Gatlinburg Convention Center … Continue reading

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ECD Conference fast approaching

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

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Economic Development Incentives

International Economic Development Council (IEDC) recently released a report titled, “Incentives for the Twenty-First Century“.  The report looks a economic development incentives and what they can accomplish in addition to business attraction. IEDC Board Chair JoAnn Crary, CEcD stated, “When used … Continue reading

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Returning to North Carolina to Talk Economic Development

I am looking forward to participating in the National Association of Counties (NACo) 2015 Annual Conference held in Charlotte, North Carolina on July 10-13.  I will be part of a panel in a session on Sunday, July 12th  called “County … Continue reading

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Economic Development Institute in Nashville, Tennessee

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 through a fully accredited course … Continue reading

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More connections, posts and lots of hits to come

I have been a user (maybe not the most proficient one) of social media for quite a while — Facebook, Twitter, blogs and LinkedIn to name a few.  Professionally, I have found this blog and LinkedIn have returned the most … Continue reading

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Sharing expert economic development ideas

I am in the Nashville International Airport waiting for a flight to Philadelphia to attend the 2013 International Economic Development Council (IEDC) Annual Conference.  The IEDC Annual Conference is the world’s largest gathering of economic development professionals. As part of my … Continue reading

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Not quite heaven, but close at seven

Tennessee has been named 7th in Area Development magazine’s “Top States for Doing Business“.  Only Texas, Georgia, South Carolina, Alabama, North Carolina and Louisiana ranked above Tennessee as top states to do business.

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Utilizing a top utility

Site Selection magazine has named our Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) to its Top Utilities in Economic Development for 2013.  Site Selection used the following mix of objective and subjective criteria to select its top utilities: “Analysis of corporate end-user project … Continue reading

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60th Annual Tennessee Governor’s Conference on Economic & Community Development

Economic development professionals, business leaders, community leaders and elected officials will be attending the 60th Annual Tennessee Governor’s Conference on Economic & Community Development on October 3rd and 4th, 2013 at the newly completed Music City Center just a few … Continue reading

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2013 Governor’s Conference on Economic & Community Development

Economic development professionals, business leaders, community leaders and elected officials will be attending the 60th Annual Tennessee Governor’s Conference on Economic & Community Development on October 3rd and 4th, 2013 at the newly completed Music City Center in downtown Nashville. … Continue reading

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Local Economic Development Professional is One of the First Graduates of TVA’s Professional Rural Leadership Institute

Daryl Phillips, Executive Director of Hickman County Economic & Community Development Association, Inc. in Centerville, Tennessee recently graduated from TVA’s Rural Leadership Institute. The Rural Leadership Institute, developed and sponsored by TVA Economic Development, provides professional leadership training to rural … Continue reading

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Uploaded update by Governor Haslam

Governor Haslam speaks about his jobs creation legislative package, visits to Chattanooga and Memphis and future regional economic development focus. Tennessee Department of Economic & Community Development Commissioner Bill Hagerty comments on leveraging recent economic development successes to bring future … Continue reading

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Hickman County’s Electric Power Provider Ranked in Ten Best

The Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) was recently named as one of the top ten utilities in North America for economic development. Site Selection magazine in its September edition published its top ten utilities of the year in the article, “A … Continue reading

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Nattering Nabob of Positivity

Especially for counties with extremely tight marketing budgets, any kind of mention in the media has a big impact on our image, relatively speaking. Getting positive mentions like these in BusinessWeek and in yesterday’s press release by ERSI, the geographic … Continue reading

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Leadership Hickman – community leadership skills development

Community leadership development programs contribute greatly to economic and community development. Having an annual class is a requirement to become certified in the Governor’s Tennessee Three-Star (3-Star) Award for Preparedness for Economic & Community Development. Like a lot of small … Continue reading

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