… 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 development
Why Invest in Economic Development
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
2016 Tennessee Rural Development Conference
The 21st annual Tennessee Rural Development Conference will be held in Murfreesboro, Tennessee on March 29th and 30th. The theme is “Rural Communities: Preparing for a Sustainable Future.” Check out the great lineup of speakers and I hope to see … Continue reading
Cheatham County Slashes Taxes on New Development
The Cheatham County Commission enhanced the county’s efforts to continue to improve its business environment by reducing their Development Tax from $3,750 to $50 and the Adequate Facilities Tax from $1.00 per square foot to 10 cents. A few years … Continue reading
Local leaders bring home fresh ideas for economic growth from Rural Development Conference
COOKEVILLE, Tenn., April 15, 2011—Daryl Phillips, Executive Director of Hickman County Economic & Community Development Association, in Centerville, TN, joined leaders from across the state April 13-14, 2011 as a participant in the Sixteenth Annual Rural Development Conference: Promoting Economic … Continue reading
Small Towns and Rural Economic Development
Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam promises to bring a new focus to the economic development of rural Tennessee. “The Small Towns and Rural Economic Development Director within ECD will work with rural communities across the state to offer support, help develop … Continue reading
Creating Creative Class Climate Change?
Talent attraction for rural communities and how it’s different than urban areas. Hickman County is quite attractive in it’s rural beauty and proximity to the urban amenities that Nashville offers. We work on trying to get people to visit places … Continue reading
Sign, Sign, everywhere a sign…
Maybe it is the sign overload from the current local political campaigns, but I am tired of all the bad signs – campaigns and businesses are both offenders. I hate the droopy banner signs, unattractive colors, the tilted/slanted/all askew signs, … Continue reading
Strengthening the Rural Economy
The Obama Administration just released a report on efforts toward rural development. An excerpt from “STRENGTHENING THE RURAL ECONOMY”: Rural areas are home to about 50 million Americans and are an essentialpart of the overall economy. This report surveys the … Continue reading
Rural Grocery Store Challenge… Which is the Arugula Aisle?
Though a lot of folks want a big chain supermarket in rural areas like Hickman County, I try to remind people that the answer to their want for better grocery choices may be improved local or regional based grocery stores. … Continue reading
Let’s make our small towns cooler this summer…
I liked this post “Can small towns be cool“. Of course, the answer is ‘yes’ but it takes some vision and some work to make a small town ‘cool’ or whatever term you use for successful in your town. I’ve … Continue reading
Rural Development Conference April 1-2
The 14th annual Rural Development Conference will be held April 1-2 in Cookeville, Tennessee on the fabuolous beautiful campus of Tennessee Technological University (yep, I’m a proud alumnus!) Hosted by USDA Rural Development, TTU College of Business, and Tennessee Valley … Continue reading