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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: small business
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
On February 17, Cheatham County will host a County Prosperity Summit in conjunction with the National Association of Counties (NACo) and WealthWorks, with support from the Ford Foundation. Cheatham County was selected through a competitive application process to host the … Continue reading
Shop Small at small businesses during Small Business Saturday this Saturday to help out local, as in Hickman County, businesses. (Facebook page) On Black Friday (and the following Saturday, Sunday, Cyber Monday, etc.), shop local to help you, the customer, find … Continue reading
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With improving GDP numbers, technically we can say that our economy is on the rebound. However, way too many of Hickman County‘s labor force are still searching diligently for a job to utilize their skills. In a recent article in … Continue reading
Check out this informative post on the Small Biz Survival blog: “Is ecommerce right for your small town store“ eCommerce might not be right for everyone – it takes having your business operations efficent as well as a little tech … Continue reading
Getting more tourists to visit our area requires thought and planning, and the best marketing ideas are only good if they are effectively implemented. In response to participation by leaders from Hickman, Lewis, Perry and Wayne counties the Buffalo/Duck River … Continue reading
The 2009 Tennessee Business Matchmaking Webinar Series provide Tennessee’s small, minority-, and women-owned businesses a cost-effective way to learn about existing procurement opportunities with public and private entities. Since April 2006, BERO has hosted six Tennessee Business Matchmaking events in … Continue reading
I just read a blog post that gives a quick review of marketing — with a rural small business flavor. If you’ve ever had a marketing class, you’ve probably heard of the 4 Ps (or for more recent grads, 5 … Continue reading
President Obama announced today plans to help loosen credit for small business. (“Obama Acts to Aid Small Business“, New York Times.)
The stage is set for tourism in Hickman, Lewis, Perry and Wayne counties beginning February 13 with the first of three regional workshops to develop small business and economic development opportunities in the four county area. Even if you think … Continue reading
Today, approximately 80 people from the Hickman, Lewis, Perry, and Wayne County area attended a workshop, Increasing Sales & Profits as a Destination Business, facilitated by nationally-known business consultant Jon Schallert of the The Schallert Group, Inc. headquartered in Longmont, … Continue reading
Hickman, Lewis, Perry, and Wayne County Business SeminarComing to Linden November 6, 2008 Business owners in Hickman, Lewis, Perry and Wayne Counties have the opportunity to hear nationally-known business consultant Jon Schallert when he comes to Linden on Thursday, November … Continue reading