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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: Tennessee Economic Development
“Manufacturing poised for growth in 2014, survey says” in The Nashville Business Journal reports on the results of a survey that interviewed 60 senior executives of large, multinational U.S. industrial manufacturing companies. It certainly shows some optimism in the outlook for manufacturing … Continue reading
This morning, I am joining economic development professionals, business leaders, community leaders and elected officials in attending the 60th Annual Tennessee Governor’s Conference on Economic & Community Development 2013 at the newly completed Music City Center just a few miles … Continue reading
UBS, one of the world’s largest banking and financial services companies, announced today that the company will invest $36.5 million and create 1,000 new jobs in Tennessee, specifically in downtown Nashville. “Expanding our presence in Nashville is the right business … Continue reading
Economic development professionals, business leaders, community leaders and elected officials will be attending the 60th Annual Tennessee Governor’s Conference on Economic & Community Development on October 3rd and 4th, 2013 at the newly completed Music City Center in downtown Nashville. … Continue reading
Tennessee Department of Economic & Community Development recently released its 2011 Annual Report.
Governor Bill Haslam announced today a $50 million initiative that will support innovation across Tennessee. Named INCITE (INnovation, Commercialization, Investment, Technology and Entrepreneurship), the goal of the initiative will be “to raise Tennessee’s profile in innovation-based economic development and drive … Continue reading
I was just reading an article in Forbes online magazine that has an economic development interest to those of us seeking a quality of place. The story, “Where Americans are Living Well“, highlights one of the many interactive data features … Continue reading
A bill passed the Tennessee General Assembly was celebrated by Governor Phil Bredesen, Tennessee Economic & Community Development Commissioner Kisber, and state legislators that will help the development of a megasite. (see article). The megasite program has been successful in … Continue reading
In an article in yesterday’s Nashville Business Journal, “Consumer confidence climbs in Middle Tennessee“, the results of a Middle Tennessee State University Office of Consumer Research poll shows that consumer confidence has increased from a negative sixty-six (-66) in February … Continue reading
The Hickman County Times reported in today’s edition a couple of positive statistics related to basic economic development in Hickman County Tennessee. First, the total tax base is 21% more than last year. Second, the latest reported tourism spending has … Continue reading
Tennessee has low taxes, fiscally responsible state and local government, and a great labor force. I look forward to meeting you. Sincerely,Daryl Phillips, CEcD
Local developers are following the lead of market demand and making buildings more ‘green’ and proving it by participating in the LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certification process administered by the U.S. Green Building Council. Even the Nashville … Continue reading
In yesterday’s issue of IEDC‘s Economic Development Now, a publication by the U.S. Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship, “What Works for Small Business: A State and Local Government Reference Guide of Proven Practices for Assisting Small Businesses” is … Continue reading
The winter weather in the Midwest had delayed our travel plans and opened up our evening. For something different, my wife and I attended a showing of It’s a Wonderful Life at the Belcourt Theatre, a 1920s era movie theater. … Continue reading
If my working late tonight allows me to wrap things up in the office early tomorrow, I plan to attend a reception recognizing T.W. Frierson’s 50 years of success in construction. T.W. Frierson Contractor, Inc. , headquartered in Nashville, builds … Continue reading
Governor Phil Bredesen is leading a group to Germany to recruit Volkswagen suppliers. A troop of 41 representatives of state and local government and business leaders were invited to travel with Governor Bredesen, according to NashvillePost.com. However, there are many … Continue reading
Hickman County WEOC (Workforce Employer Outreach Committee) MeetingThe WEOC is an ongoing effort by the TN Department of Labor and Workforce Development to reach out to Tennessee employers and provide valuable information to foster economic development and promote our services. … Continue reading
Just a few hours ago, I received positive results of the final segment in the examination process in becoming a Certified Economic Developer (CEcD) with International Economic Development Council (IEDC). In order to be considered for certification, one must have … Continue reading
Seems like everything has a deadline coming due this week, from reports to developing some marketing pieces, to assembling information for industrial location prospects. However, I look forward to taking part in some of the International Economic Development Council (IEDC) … Continue reading
On September 16th, Governor Phil Bredesen presented the Tennessee Three-Star Award for Community Economic Preparedness to Hickman County. Hickman County was one of only 3 communities to achieve Tier II in the program (five earned Tier III and the bulk … Continue reading
In an article titled “Bringing Broadband to Rural America” on BusinessWeek magazine’s online edition, BusinessWeek.com , Hickman County was highlighted by technology writer Arik Hesseldahl. Hickman County Economic & Community Development Assn. has been working with Connected Tennessee in increasing … Continue reading
A little further along in my reading of Richard Florida’s Who’s Your City?, I thought about Hickman County and the area: “There is a growing movement in cities around the world to invest in culture as a way of improving … Continue reading
Hickman County Economic & Community Development Assn. is developing a new website. Previously, HCECDA’s site was a part of the Hickman County site. In order to have more space and to be more responsive, I am launching a new site, … Continue reading
With energy costs increasing, more energy efficiency projects may be cost effective. HCECDA economic development partners TVA, our two power distributors, USDA Rural Development, area universities, and Tennessee Economic & Community Development offer programs to help identify and to help … 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
Okay, everyone except the most wonkiest economic development professionals can select another site. However, Tennessee Dept. of Economic & Community Development has a detailed, fact-filled, no nonsense spreadsheet that lists and details Resources for Community & Economic Development. Not only … Continue reading
Hickman County participated in a review of its economic and community development efforts today and was recertified as a Tier II community in the revamped Governor’s Three-Star Excellence in Economic and Community Development Program. A formal presentation of the award … 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