… 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: rural broadband
The International Economic Development Council (IEDC) has published a resource, Why Invest in Economic Development, for members, elected officials and others interested in supporting economic development in their communities. The federal government has always played a key supporting role in … Continue reading
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
Tennessee Department of Economic & Community Development launches statewide assessment of broadband access and usage
Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development Commissioner Randy Boyd announced today (news story) the launch of a statewide assessment of broadband access and usage in Tennessee. For this initiative, it is important for them to receive as much information … Continue reading
Comcast’s Internet Essentials program has expanded eligibility to include qualified families with students who receive free or reduced price school lunches through the National School Lunch Program. Comcast has also doubled download speed to enhance the Internet experience for eligible families. … Continue reading
Connected Tennessee is calling on Tennessee communities to assist with creating a more accurate picture of broadband availability in Tennessee, and to provide feedback on the maps, especially if a discrepancy in broadband coverage is noticed. The input from consumers … Continue reading
A report states Comcast plans to expand eligibility of their Internet Essentials program, which provides high-speed internet to families with children in school that might not be able to afford regular rates.
Connected Nation has released recent data on broadband adoption in the United States and at the state level, including Tennessee. It shows we’ve made some progress, but it is still an uphill battle to keep from sliding further down a … Continue reading
Maybe this post says it better, but I think I’ve said a lot of this before: “Getting rural businesses to see Internet value” I have seen much improvement on rural technology utilization, but it is still a challenge to make the … Continue reading
FCC Chairman talks about broadband being key to small business success.
AT&T Invests in Tennessee Network to Deliver Most-Advanced Mobile Broadband Experience
Broadband Adoption Surges Among Connected Tennessee’s Target Groups
The article, “Wyoming Plays it Cool” at WSJ.com touches on a couple of issues related to Hickman County and other rural areas. Site selection and industrial recruitment has to take into account the finite requirements of prospective industry such as … Continue reading
“Digital Age Is Slow to Arrive in Rural America” in The New York Times tells about how high speed internet does not reach everyone in America in an age where we are told we must use technology to be competitive. … Continue reading
“Technology Can Help Make Valentine’s Day Extra Special“ By Mandy HaleConnected Nation: The Blog
In “Teens Take Elders to Tech Boot Camp” on WSJ.com, there is a discussion of the generational divide in technology utilization and how it is being bridged. Back a decade ago, I taught a few continuing education computer classes and … Continue reading
“President Obama Details Plan to Win the Future through Expanded Wireless Access“Initiative expands wireless coverage to 98% of Americans, reduces deficit by nearly $10 billion, invests in nationwide public safety network This initiative recognizes how important broadband access and technology … Continue reading
“FCC USF Reform Supports Fixed, Mobile Broadband” – Wireless Week The Federal Communication Commission (FCC) decided Tuesday to refocus its $8.7 billion Universal Service Fund (USF), a move long awaited by advocates of improved rural broadband. The FCC’s restructure of … Continue reading
I have had a spurt of people complaining to me about internet access and cell phone coverage lately. A combination of terrain and ROI economic issues do create coverage challenges in the rural areas where I do work. I don’t … Continue reading
Arik Hesseldahl reports on “Obama Wants a Wireless Broadband Network for Everyone” about a goal to finally bring broadband to more people, allowing rural America to reap the benefits of technology utilization. Local rural governments commonly lack the resources, technology … Continue reading
ESRI to Demonstrate Broadband Mapping Application on Capitol Hill — REDLANDS, Calif., Jan. 25 /PRNewswire/ —
ESRI to Demonstrate Broadband Mapping Application on Capitol Hill — REDLANDS, Calif., Jan. 25 /PRNewswire/ — I was able to see a sneak peek of this broadband mapping application several weeks ago. This a great asset for communities planning to … Continue reading
In a meeting of the Connected Tennessee Steering Committee yesterday, a new, improved broadband mapping system was given a preview and will be brought online within a few days. The tool will help residents, home buyers, and businesses determine what … Continue reading
I was reading the Connected Tennessee: Ahead of the Curve 2009-2010 Progress Report today. Of particular interest to me was the business section. According to the report, broadband adoption by Tennessee business increased 22% from July 2007 to January 2009. … Continue reading
Being involved in advocating more broadband availability and technology adoption in Hickman County for the past two and a half years, it all seems slow and at times a little lonely. At the impending change in season , it is … Continue reading
The United States Department of Agriculture Economic Research Service (USDA ERS) recently released a report, Broadband Internet’s Value for Rural America, that you might find interesting. “As broadband—or high-speed—Internet use has spread, Internet applications requiring high transmission speeds have become … Continue reading
Hickman County Economic & Community Development Association was a part of a news story on NewsChannel5 tonight about the efforts of Connected Tennessee and local communities like Hickman County to work toward improving broadband technology availability and utilization in Tennessee. … Continue reading
With broadband penetration slowly increasing in Hickman County and other rural areas, it might be time to explore an increase in technology utilization. In a recent New York Times article, “The PC Doesn’t Have to Be and Anchor“, the decrease … Continue reading
A series of articles on BusinessWeek.com, “Unconnected America“, written by Arik Hesseldahl that included a feature on Hickman County is up for a Deadline Award from the New York City chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists. The article included … Continue reading
While reading a post on Daily Yonder: Keeping it Rural, I am reminded of why we have worked not only to increase broadband access, but also to increase broadband utilization. Sure, access to technology improves educational opportunities (check out http://www.highereducation.hickmantn.org/), … Continue reading
On BusinessWeek.com, the article “Broadband Bill Disappoints Nearly Everyone” by Spencer E. Ante and Arik Hesseldahl gives some insight into how the broadband component of the economic stimulus package is structured. Fortunately, the rural broadband interests are the ones not … Continue reading