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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 assistance
It is that time of year to look back and reminisce. In my job, that also applies. I have begun working to update our Business Resource Guide that I developed and send out to our industrial companies every year. I … Continue reading
Google puts small businesses on the map and you can help get accurate information on businesses on the web. Businesses can go to www.gybo.com to find ways to get their information on the Internet using Google and connect, communicate and … Continue reading
The Cheatham County Chamber of Commerce and we (Cheatham County Joint Economic & Community Development Board) have some good information on our websites for starting a business in Cheatham County, but I am happy to point you to other resources … Continue reading
With so many talented artisans and craftsmen in Cheatham County, I wanted to highlight an article in Nashville Arts magazine, “Marketing for Artists” that gives some great tips on marketing your works of art.
“Study: Wireless technology use surges” in The Murfreesboro Post reports small business in Tennessee can turn technology into better business.
Tennessee Comptroller Justin Wilson appointed an advocate to help businesses with fewer than 50 employees deal with regulatory issues with state departments and agencies. For more information, check out the press release or the contact information page.
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
I haven’t been home long from the latest Hickman County Entrepreneurship class. The group has one more class left of the nine session series conducted by Columbia State Community College and sponsored by the South Central Tennessee Workforce Alliance. For … Continue reading
The Hickman County entrepreneurship class conducted by Columbia State Community College had its second and third sessions last week. Thursday night while they were meeting, I had a chance to work on updating Hickman County Economic Development’s Starting & Operating … Continue reading
The U.S. Department of Labor has a new website to help small business understand rights and responsibilities under federal employment laws. www.dol.gov/elaws/