… 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.
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- 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: industrial site
As part of AT&T’s continuing efforts to drive economic development and investment in Tennessee, company representatives, elected officials and members of the Cheatham County Joint Economic and Community Development Board announced on February 26, 2016 that the Cheatham County Industrial … Continue reading
“During December 2011 this site will become the web voice of the Industrial Development Board of Hickman County Tennessee,” states the website, www.idbhickman.org, which was brought online by the Hickman County Industrial Board several weeks ago. After months of work by them, … Continue reading
Here’s another story about manufacturing making a comeback in the United States, “Making Things in America” by Paul Krugman of The New York Times. If it is true, it will take a little time to absorb the excess inventory of quality … Continue reading
Yesterday, I attended the Solar Symposium in Nashville, TN. The meeting was attended by solar and renewable energy companies and economic development experts to learn more about how the communities near the Hemlock Semiconductor and Wacker Chemie industrial sites can … Continue reading
This article, “Shuttered Factories Pose Big Challenges to Communities“, presents some of the challenges to communities’ economic development efforts in industrial recruitment and attraction. Bulging inventories of vacant industrial buildings along with the difficulty of polishing a failed plant into … Continue reading
“Rival states hope California’s economic woes will send businesses their way” – The Sacramento Bee. Balanced budget, efficient & stable state government, business friendly, rural work ethic – should I go on? Whether your business is from California or Calcutta, … Continue reading
In my neverending quest for knowledge, I ran across a YouTube video from the economic development experts at WTIA (West Tennessee Industrial Association). It really is a nice, concise video that shows how attractive the West Tennessee area can be … Continue reading
Not every manufacturer employs hundreds of people. At Hickman County Economic & Community Development Association, we never forget that small manufacturers are important, whether we can help them grow or sustain their current level. Hickman County provides a quality workforce … Continue reading
Tennessee Department of Economic Development and Chattanooga are moving fast in making Chattanooga ready for Volkswagen. For smaller companies in the site selection process, Hickman County has industrial buildings available in the 50,000 to 150,000 square feet range. Tier III … Continue reading
The former YKK facility is 120,000 sq. ft. of well-maintained, masonry wall industrial and/or warehouse/distribution space. NAI Global is listing the property and it is officially on the market and available for sale. YKK Snap Fasteners produced products for the … Continue reading
Like everything else, economic development has changed. It dawned on me the other day that I do not use the fax machine as much as I once did. With scanners and email and the high speed connectivity, my fax is … Continue reading