… 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: local food
If you are looking for fresh, local food along with fresh, local experiences, take a look at Cheatham County’s farmer’s markets and see what kind of local food and crafts you won’t be able to live without. Ashland City Farmer’s … Continue reading
I just picked up the latest edition of Garden & Gun magazine and found Centerville, Tennessee’s own Papa KayJoe’s Barbeque’s Hoecake BBQ Sandwich featured in the article “The South in a Sandwich.” It does have some great BBQ and the … Continue reading
We had a board meeting last night and I was late getting home. ‘Fast food’ isn’t so fast on the late shift, so I took my chances with dinner at home. I whipped up a peanut butter and jelly, out of desperation comes inspiration sometimes. … Continue reading
The University of Tennessee offers the Domestic Kitchen Tennessee Food Safety Certification training necessary for many home-based food businesses. The training will be held May 12, 2011 at the Ellington Agricultural Center in Nashville. For more information, check out the … Continue reading
From “Are Rural Grocery Stores Facing Extinction?” in The Rurban Fringe: But with proactive leadership, a little research into the shopping preferences of local residents, and identification of related resources which may be available to communities and community groups, the … Continue reading
Twin Forks Farms Artisan Breads in Primm Springs, Beaverdam Creek Farm in Centerville, Bountiful Blessings near Shady Grove and Turnbull Creek Organics and Drury Family Farm in Bon Aqua receive praise in “As locavores clamor for fresh food, it’s a … Continue reading
If you you are running, watching, or avoiding the Country Music Marathon in Nashville, Tennessee on April 24th, you could complete your day with a trip down the road to Hickman County, Tennessee – about an hour southwest of downtown … Continue reading
On occasion, I mention the local food movement (slow food, localvore, etc.) and how folks are looking for great, locally produced food. I recently sampled (if you call two big loaves a sample) some really great bread made here in … Continue reading