… 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 Site Selection
I recently did a mailout to site selection professionals. I was a little amazed at the number of returned pieces of mail, probably close to 10%, even though my database wasn’t that dated. In correcting my mailing list, I found … Continue reading
Tennessee Business Climate was ranked 2nd in the United States by Site Selection magazine. And as we say around Nashville, it was number 2 with a bullet as Tennessee moved up 4 positions from last year’s ranking. The state of … Continue reading
It is Sunday night and am doing what I call my stream-of-conscienceness web surfing. From looking for antique barrister bookcase parts, to reading about what a friend is doing on a mission trip to El Salvador, to shopping for cool … Continue reading
I attended an open house hosted by NAI Nashville, the real estate broker for the 121,500 sq.ft. YKK Building. This building has been well maintained, has fire sprinklers, and most of the manufacturing area is outfitted with air-conditioning. Details on … Continue reading
Hickman County is only one of two counties in the Nashville Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) that qualifies for the State of Tennessee Rural Opportunity Initiative (ROI) Tier 3 Jobs Tax Credit, the highest incentive level for expansions or relocations. ($4,500 … Continue reading
Volkswagen has chosen Tennessee for its United States plant location. It seems that it is common for Tennessee to be on the shortlist for major site selection decisions. Though Hickman County does not have a megasite necessary for a huge … Continue reading
Tennessee was recently recognized by Site Selection magazine with its 2007 Competitiveness Award, given for superlative job creation and new capital investment. “I’m especially pleased and gratified by this recognition because it demonstrates Tennessee’s commitment to maintaining the best business … Continue reading