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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: technology
It is easy to forget the importance of technology to promote our communities and to help our businesses connect to customers. It is not so important to chase the latest, hottest application as it is to pick one or two … Continue reading
Due to the importance of this initiative in our expanding broadband availability and technology utilization, I would like to remind everyone in Tennessee to complete the Statewide Assessment of Broadband Access and Usage in Tennessee. Tennessee Department of Economic and … Continue reading
“New Google Project Tango Technology Will Change Site Selection Analysis” from the GISPlanning blog is an interesting preview of new technology utilization in economic development. If I had not spent way too much time last week getting remote access to … Continue reading
Other states look to expand broadband speed and access: “Kentucky to spend $100 million to expand broadband; Minnesota state senator calls for expansion there“.
The decision has been made, everyone who has a 615 area code telephone number will keep it. In a few months, new numbers issued in the Nashville area that includes Cheatham County will have a 629 area code. The area … Continue reading
The names were changed, but they continue to develop a workforce trained in today’s technology skillsets
The state’s workforce training schools, vocational technical schools for adults and formerly known as Tennessee Technology Centers, were renamed Tennessee Colleges of Applied Technology on July 1, 2013. The name change more accurately reflects the post-secondary training provided at the … Continue reading
“Mobile App or Mobile Website. What Does a Small Rural Business Need?” on the RuralTourismMarketing blog was particularly timely to me. I’ve been researching mobile apps and decided it’s time to add that to my toolbox. It is hard to believe that wired … Continue reading
What a great idea! The app is specifically designed to continue to work in rural areas that may not have the best cellular data availability. According to the article “App Will help travelers explore Nevada’s rural attractions” on VegasINC.com, “…. … Continue reading
Join Janet Fritz, Dean Whitaker, Russ Riblett and me for the session “Technology Tools for Economic Developers” at the International Economic Development Council Annual Conference in Houston on October 2nd. It will be educational and maybe even entertaining. A teaser — … Continue reading
I have been stretching the envelope of my technical expertise doing some major changes to my website. If they offered a Rosetta Stone package for hypertext markup language, I would have purchased it. Other than some periods of disruptions last night … Continue reading
I accepted an invitation this week to speak at the 2012 International Economic Development Council (IEDC) Annual Conference in Houston on October 2nd. I will be one of the speakers in the session “Technology Tools for Economic Developers”. Hickman County … Continue reading
“Study: Wireless technology use surges” in The Murfreesboro Post reports small business in Tennessee can turn technology into better business.
“THE COUNTRY’S PROBLEM IN A NUTSHELL: Apple’s Huge New Data Center In North Carolina Created Only 50 Jobs” Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/apple-new-data-center-north-carolina-created-50-jobs-2011-11#ixzz1fiqC7ZTs
“When Factories Vanish, So Can Innovators,” NYTimes.com “We want those factory jobs back that we’ve lost,” is a statement I hear a lot that I am reminded of in reading the above article. The article talks about ‘innovators’ in the … 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
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
The East Hickman area (Lyles, Bon Aqua, Wrigley) has just benefited from infrastructure upgrades that have greatly improved cellular phone and wireless internet coverage. Our eCommunity Leadership Team, associated with Connected Tennessee, have been working on raising awareness of the … Continue reading
The Hickman County eCommunity Leadership Team will be held at 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday, August 26th at East Hickman High School. The Connected Hickman County Strategic Technology Plan that we have been working on will be presented and discussed. This … Continue reading
One of seven economic development success stories featured in The Wall Street Journal online was a story that appeared in print on July 28th, titled Faster and Stronger about ConnectKentucky’s success in helping that state’s economic development by increasing broadband … Continue reading