… 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: incentives
The 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act enacted in December 2017 also established what looks like a beneficial tool to attract private capital investment to economically distressed communities. Opportunity Zones and Opportunity Funds were included by Congress in the 2017 … Continue reading
“Three Companies Back Out of Economic Development Agreements“, reports the Economic Development HQ blog. Austin Mayor Lee Leffingwell stated in a press release, “In recent months, Austin City Council action instituted stringent requirements in regard to economic incentives. It concerns … Continue reading
Four leading site selection consultants were in town, learning more about Nashville and us in the region: “Site selectors size up Nashville” — Nashville Business Journal
I was reading the latest posts on the International Economic Development Council’s ED|NOW blog tonight and a mention of a report from a group called Good Jobs First titled Show Us the Subsidized Jobs: An Evaluation of State Government Online … Continue reading
I just read an article on economic development incentives awarded by states to attract or retain companies. Published in The Economist magazine, the article, “Sweet Land of Subsidy“, probably is more fair and balanced than most recent reporting on economic development … Continue reading
The Pew Center on the States recently released a report titled Evidence Counts: Evaluating State Tax Incentives for Jobs and Growth. It looks to be a valuable tool in understanding the economic development playing field among the states and how … Continue reading
From RetailTrafficMag.com: “Hungry for Tax Revenue, Municipalities Serve Up Incentives to Lure Retailers and Developers.” Incentives shouldn’t be the seen as the first option. These communities could not be successful without funding marketing, staff and a community retail development strategy.
I am reading a book, Targeting Regional Economic Development. It includes historical background on economic development programs and policies such as Mississippi’s Balance Agriculture With Industry initiative, which helped birth Southern industrial development efforts after World War II. One interesting … Continue reading