… 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: shop local
It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas Shopping Season. Black Friday can be crazy, so be sure to put Small Business Saturday on your shopping calendar. This year, Small Business Saturday is on November 25th. You may just find … Continue reading
This article from Bangor Daily News contains a lot of the issues of small town and downtown parking issues. To me, it is a no brainer that business owners and their employees should not take parking spaces that could be filled by … Continue reading
This video is from another community (Merced, CA), but tells the buy local story well.
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
There was a presentation at our last meeting of the Hickman County Chamber of Commerce where the speaker encouraged people to spend $20 or so more at local businesses. From the article about this presentation in the local newspaper, there … Continue reading
For those interested in eating local food, there couldn’t be a better way to start than with the seed. New Hope Seed Company in Bon Aqua, Tennessee specializes in open-pollinated and heirloom vegetable seed varieties that are rare and not … Continue reading
A Wall Street Journal article, “Local Efforts to Save Main Street Bring In Traffic“, confirms ‘buy local’ programs work — but are ‘shop local’ programs a long-term fix for a community’s small retail business? Probably not on its own. Maybe … Continue reading