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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: Hickman County Economic Development
Hickman County Economic & Community Development Association will hold its next meeting on May 17th at 7:00p.m. at the Hickman County Career Center. The board voted to try convening at night to allow more people to participate in its business … Continue reading
The Small Business Administration (SBA) has always been a great asset for financing small business. SBA has responded to the economic times with some new programs made available by the American Recovery & Reinvestment Act (ARRA or ‘the stimulus package’). … Continue reading
The Hickman County Times reported in today’s edition a couple of positive statistics related to basic economic development in Hickman County Tennessee. First, the total tax base is 21% more than last year. Second, the latest reported tourism spending has … Continue reading
Starting and operating your own business is as individual as you are. There are many ways to go about it and many businesses that can be successful. If you are focused on being green, maybe it would be worth checking … Continue reading
I will be attending a little birthday celebration at their facility this afternoon. Hickman County Economic & Community Development Association appreciates all of our business and industry and are happy to share in this company’s celebration. Clark Container, Inc. of … Continue reading
Don’t miss the third and final Regional Tourism/Business Workshop that will be held in Linden on Friday, April 17th at the Perry County Community Development Center. Judy Randall of Randall Marketing will teach how you can use simple research to … Continue reading
I was flipping through the channels this morning and ran across a “reality” business makeover show on A&E called “We Mean Business“. Don’t expect a lot of sound, in-depth small business advice, but it did have a certain entertainment value … Continue reading
Though ‘Shop Local’ campaigns may smack of protectionism, if local retail business communicate their attractive products and services to the local market, the local consumer will see the value in spending their money close to home. For a more thorough … Continue reading
The 14th annual Rural Development Conference will be held April 1-2 in Cookeville, Tennessee on the fabuolous beautiful campus of Tennessee Technological University (yep, I’m a proud alumnus!) Hosted by USDA Rural Development, TTU College of Business, and Tennessee Valley … Continue reading
Business Workshop Series in Centerville, Tennessee.The basic core of economic development is, of course, the entrepreneur who starts a business and invests in the community. Information to develop those bold business owners is a part of our and our partners … Continue reading
In yesterday’s issue of IEDC‘s Economic Development Now, a publication by the U.S. Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship, “What Works for Small Business: A State and Local Government Reference Guide of Proven Practices for Assisting Small Businesses” is … Continue reading
As we start our first week of 2009, economic developers and community leaders might want to read a post by Bob Ady of Ady International, Take a Deep Breath and Get Ready for the New Year, that reminds us of … Continue reading
Okay, it is now 2009 — time for new starts and New Year’s Resolutions…. If you resolve to make more money, be your own boss, etc., maybe starting a business is something to consider. Check out http://www.business.hickmantn.org/ for this. If … Continue reading
December 31, 2008 As I sit at my desk on the last afternoon of work in 2008, I am thinking about that even during the past 12 months of recessionary economic times, we have a lot to be thankful for … Continue reading
The Fall 2008 edition of the IEDC Economic Development Journal contains an outstanding article on economic development support of entrepreneurship — “Energizing Entrepreneurs, Development Strategy for the 21st Century” (may require IEDC membership to view). The article explains why our … Continue reading
An article in Nashville’s The CityPaper, “Capitalizing on Colleges Can Produce ECD Boost”, discusses how our universities can provide a boost to economic development beyond training our future workforce and improving our labor force. This is why Hickman County Economic … Continue reading
Hickman County Economic Development has purchased access to an employee compensation data survey that includes compensation data, benefit packages, and pay practices by job title. Tennessee Labor & Workforce Development provides basic wage information, but this compensation survey by Compdata … Continue reading
Hickman Community Hospital, a member of Saint Thomas Health Services, is one of Hickman County’s community assets. In the process of expanding its physical plant and services, including emergency room facilities, Hickman Community Hospital provides chest pain, rehabilitation, and other … Continue reading
Dr. Dale Henry of Your Best Unlimited will be conducting a workshop on Customer Service December 4, at the Perry County Community Development Center in Linden from 1-3PM. Dr. Henry is a native of Tennessee and has been a teacher, … Continue reading
Hickman County is a part of the Middle Tennessee Marketing Group (MTM) for which MTSU’s Business and Economic Research Center recently completed a study titled Increasing Competitiveness through Strengthening Regional Industrial Clusters: Middle Tennessee Marketing Region. MTM is an initiative … Continue reading
Today, approximately 80 people from the Hickman, Lewis, Perry, and Wayne County area attended a workshop, Increasing Sales & Profits as a Destination Business, facilitated by nationally-known business consultant Jon Schallert of the The Schallert Group, Inc. headquartered in Longmont, … Continue reading
Hickman, Lewis, Perry, and Wayne County Business SeminarComing to Linden November 6, 2008 Business owners in Hickman, Lewis, Perry and Wayne Counties have the opportunity to hear nationally-known business consultant Jon Schallert when he comes to Linden on Thursday, November … Continue reading
On September 16th, Governor Phil Bredesen presented the Tennessee Three-Star Award for Community Economic Preparedness to Hickman County. Hickman County was one of only 3 communities to achieve Tier II in the program (five earned Tier III and the bulk … Continue reading
In an article titled “Bringing Broadband to Rural America” on BusinessWeek magazine’s online edition, BusinessWeek.com , Hickman County was highlighted by technology writer Arik Hesseldahl. Hickman County Economic & Community Development Assn. has been working with Connected Tennessee in increasing … Continue reading