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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: tourism
Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam and Department of Tourist Development Commissioner Kevin Triplett today announced Tennessee tourism’s direct domestic and international travel expenditures reached an all-time high of $18.4 billion in 2015, up 3.7% over the previous year, as reported by … Continue reading
Our first try at the Cheatham County Prosperity Summit was in February and the icy weather forced us to reschedule until May 28th. Storms, rain and a power outage the afternoon before did not deter us from our mission and … Continue reading
We hope you will join us on August 8, 2015 for the 5th Annual Riverbluff Triathlon and Festival. The race begins at the Ashland City Riverbluff Park and runs, bikes and swims over several miles of scenic Cheatham County and Cheatham Lake. Whether you are coming … Continue reading
On February 17, Cheatham County will host a County Prosperity Summit in conjunction with the National Association of Counties (NACo) and WealthWorks, with support from the Ford Foundation. Cheatham County was selected through a competitive application process to host the … Continue reading
According to the recently released “The Economic Impact of Travel on Tennessee Counties 2012” prepared by the U.S. Travel Association in Washington, D.C., Cheatham County, Tennessee travel related expenditures increased 1.67% to $19.23 million from 2011 to 2012. Keep visiting, … Continue reading
The signs went up this week in Cheatham County for the Screaming Eagle Trail, part of Tennessee Department of Tourism’s Discover Tennessee Trails and Byways program. Whether you drive a part or all of the Screaming Eagle, you certainly should … Continue reading
Here is an article that tells a little about Cheatham County’s tourism initiative: “Cheatham County Sustainable Tourism“
I read several blogs regularly, but I don’t really don’t take the time to comment and link to them as often as I once did. However, I read a post on RuralTourismMarketing.com that reminds me why I am and maybe … Continue reading
This is a few months away, but the Natchez Trace Compact and the Natchez Trace Parkway Association are excited to announce Muster Day on the Natchez Trace. This observance of the bicentennial of the War of 1812 on the Natchez … Continue reading
I belong to the Natchez Trace Parkway Association and I had the pleasure of attending a meeting of the Tennessee chapter yesterday in Franklin, TN. The Natchez Trace played a big part in our nation’s history and the Natchez Trace Parkway … Continue reading
Getting more tourists to visit our area requires thought and planning, and the best marketing ideas are only good if they are effectively implemented. In response to participation by leaders from Hickman, Lewis, Perry and Wayne counties the Buffalo/Duck River … Continue reading
Planning to hike the Appalachian Trail? Better rethink as it could damage your reputation…. for a safer hike, a shorter drive from Nashville, and scenic beauty — check out Hickman County. For more information, check out www.musiccitybackyard.com .
A blog post with great ideas on marketing your business or community to tourists: “Yfactor -New Ideas for Tourism Niches“
What if Starbucks marketed like a Rural Community? This was a post on reimaginerural.com that I read a while back that came mind as we were made to feel welcome at a church we visited last Sunday. However, do you … Continue reading
Regional Workshop to Focus on Growing Your Tourism-influenced Business with Research Don’t miss the third and final Regional Tourism/Business Workshop that will be held in Linden on Friday, April 17th at the Perry County Community Development Center. Judy Randall of … Continue reading
All agritourism entrepreneurs and farmers considering agritourism enterprises are encouraged to attend a special multi-county workshop on Monday, May 4, in Hohenwald. The meeting will be held at the community building in Memorial Park on Court Street in downtown Hohenwald. … Continue reading
Don’t miss the third and final Regional Tourism/Business Workshop that will be held in Linden on Friday, April 17th at the Perry County Community Development Center. Judy Randall of Randall Marketing will teach how you can use simple research to … Continue reading
Not since the Perry County Jayhawkers burned a large portion of Centerville’s residential neighborhoods during the Civil War has there been such an abomination to the spirit of being good neighbors. Our beloved Minnie Pearl statue is being held in … Continue reading
The second of three regional tourism business workshops will be held on March 12, at the Perry County Community Development Center. Over seventy people attended the first workshop and comments by those participating were overwhelmingly positive. These workshops are part … Continue reading
Today, I attended a regional tourism workshop called Top Trends in Travel and Tourism conducted by Judy Randall. Ms. Randall president and CEO of Randall Travel Marketing, Inc. This was the first of three business workshops with a focus on … Continue reading
The stage is set for tourism in Hickman, Lewis, Perry and Wayne counties beginning February 13 with the first of three regional workshops to develop small business and economic development opportunities in the four county area. Even if you think … Continue reading
Hickman, Lewis, Perry, and Wayne County Business SeminarComing to Linden November 6, 2008 Business owners in Hickman, Lewis, Perry and Wayne Counties have the opportunity to hear nationally-known business consultant Jon Schallert when he comes to Linden on Thursday, November … Continue reading
Four-County Workshop Focuses on “The Economics of Tourism” The Buffalo/Duck River RC&D Council will be hosting a workshop for Hickman, Lewis, Perry and Wayne Counties on Tuesday, October 7th – 6:30 PM at the Community Development Center in Linden. Entitled … Continue reading
Today’s edition of The New York Times had a great article on the beauty of Dover, Tennessee here in Middle Tennessee. Though Hickman County does not have the big lakes that Dover does, we do have the great views, rivers, … Continue reading
As gas prices increase, local residents are driving less and shopping more near their homes. The Rural Blog has an interesting post on the subject. Not only are local shoppers staying home, but most everyone is driving less. Since Hickman … Continue reading
Hickman County is celebrating its bicentennial. Founded by the Tennessee General Assembly on December 3, 1807; Hickman County began the celebration with the Centerville and East Hickman Christmas Parades and is having a big celebratory weekend to celebrate the establishment … Continue reading
Hickman County has an abundance of natural beauty. In order to make one area more accessible, Tennessee Department of Environment & Conservation has recently established Bon Aqua Woods Recreational Scenic Natural Area. It is located on Old Highway 46 near … Continue reading