… 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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- 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: Minnie Pearl statue
Well, I’m nearly eligible for AARP and I think my greatest connection to Minnie Pearl is through The Dead Milkmen’s hit Punk Rock Girl. So, I’m not too torn up at the fact that Murray State University’s Wrather West Kentucky … Continue reading
We had a nice time today hosting a group from Macon County for our Three-Star Community Connection. Our group from Hickman County presented our ongoing Centerville downtown revitalization project, our tourism efforts, and other economic & community development work. Of … Continue reading
Look who’s back in town. Yes, the Minnie Pearl statue is now at the Grinders Switch Winery. Check out the Minnie Pearl statue located in the gazebo on the grounds of the Grinders Switch Winery located in Hickman County. Minnie … Continue reading
Well, the statue of Minnie Pearl is still in Perry County somewhere, I guess. As my thoughts were on Minnie today, it occurred to me that she really did touch a lot of people’s lives. She was even mentioned the … Continue reading
I am still not sure if the Minnie Pearl statue that was spirited away to a hotel in Linden (USA Today article) will be returning to the downtown Centerville public square, but she would and you definitely will be pleasantly … Continue reading
Not since the Perry County Jayhawkers burned a large portion of Centerville’s residential neighborhoods during the Civil War has there been such an abomination to the spirit of being good neighbors. Our beloved Minnie Pearl statue is being held in … Continue reading