… 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: education quality
Tennessee Reconnect: Help for adults to go back to college
In an effort to help Tennesseans qualify for better jobs and to meet the workforce needs of our employers, Tennessee provides assistance to adults who want go back to school and complete a degree or a technical certificate program. Tennessee … Continue reading
Cheatham County students’ ACT scores are on the rise!
“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
Norms, not dorms
Just more evidence that I am not normal: “Why is is graduating from high school the norm in parts of Tennessee and going to college is not,” WPLN Nashville Public Radio. I graduated from the high school featured in the … Continue reading
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
In memory of a Teacher
I made a contribution to the Hickman County Imagination Library today. So, what is the Hickman County Imagination Library? We mail a book each month to every child who enrolls from that child’s birth until he or she turns 5 … Continue reading
Columbia State Community College Annual Legislators and Community Leaders’ Breakfast
I am about to go into the 16th Annual Columbia State Community College Annual Legislators and Community Leaders’ Breakfast. Columbia State Community College serves this region, including Hickman County, Tennessee, improving the quality of our workforce and collaborating with our … Continue reading
Font Fun Fact: I know about typography because Steve Jobs took a class at Reed College.
I heard this 2005 Stanford University commencement speech by Steve Jobs on the radio this afternoon. An impressive speech, but I was especially moved by the story about his education. I know some people will hear only that one does not need a college education to succeed (which … Continue reading
Regional Rural Education Summit
The Southeast Regional Rural Education Summit will be held July 19-20 at Lipscomb University in Nashville, Tennessee. Session topics include using technology to improve student achievement, strategies for improving high school graduation and college completion rates, implications of federal policy … Continue reading
Improving the Quality of Education in Tennessee
Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam releases his latest YouTube update. In the update, he introduces Education Commissioner Kevin Huffman and improving the quality of Tennessee’s education system is discussed.