… 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: Tennessee business environment
Tennessee named “2013 State of the Year” by Business Facilities magazine.
Our Nashville area is growing and we are running out of telephone numbers in the 615 area code geography. The choices are splitting the area now with 615 into approximately half of the population (telephone numbers, not people) and allowing … Continue reading
Chief Executive magazine surveyed more than 500 CEOs and they concluded that Tennessee was the fourth best state for business. Criteria included taxation and regulation, workforce quality and living environment in the magazines annual ranking of states. For more information, … Continue reading
I was revisiting business assistance websites for entrepreneurs, business start-ups and business managers this morning and I just wanted to highlight www.business.gov . It is especially helpful with information on how business interfaces with government. Not only does it include … Continue reading
Hickman County Economic Development has purchased access to an employee compensation data survey that includes compensation data, benefit packages, and pay practices by job title. Tennessee Labor & Workforce Development provides basic wage information, but this compensation survey by Compdata … Continue reading
I was reading my latest copy of Inc. magazine, which featured the Inc. 500 list of the fastest growing private companies in America. As more evidence of our great business climate, Tennessee was one of the states with the highest … Continue reading
Canadian ReportonBusiness.com Article on Tennessee’s Attractive Business Environment “How is it that Tennessee and other southern U.S. states can be opening new plants in the midst of a global financial crisis and plummeting vehicle sales, while Michigan, the cradle of … Continue reading
The Tennessee Leadership Center will conduct the Tennessee Basic Economic Development Course (TBEDC) in Nashville again in 2009 on May 4th through May 8th. The Tennessee Basic Economic Development Course is accredited by the International Economic Development Council (IEDC). The … Continue reading
In my newly renewed quest to have a place for everything and everything in its place in the HCECDA office, I have been taking a little extra time in the afternoon and some occasional weekend time to further organize to … Continue reading
In a recent post on the Economic Development Marketing Blog, the collaborative strategic partnership between TVA, Tennessee Dept. of Economic & Community Development, and local communities is credited for a business friendly environment and for meeting industrial prospects’ site selection … Continue reading