… 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: workforce development
Last October, I posted on this blog about a LEAP 2.o (Labor Education Alignment Program – LEAP) grant that the Cheatham County Joint Economic & Community Development Board in collaboration with the Tennessee College of Applied Technology at Dickson (TCAT) … Continue reading
In an effort to help Tennesseans qualify for better jobs and to meet the workforce needs of our employers, Tennessee provides assistance to adults who want go back to school and complete a degree or a technical certificate program. Tennessee … Continue reading
The Tennessee Higher Education Commission (THEC) announced that the Cheatham County School District will share in a $400,000 grant through the Labor Education Alignment Program (LEAP). The grant will allow the school district to fund the equipment and training needed … Continue reading
Tennessee Reconnect and the Tennessee Colleges of Applied Technology will be hosting TCAT Scholarship Saturday on April 2, 2016 from 10:00 to 2:00 o’clock at most of the TCAT locations. This is an opportunity to learn about the Tennessee Reconnect … Continue reading
Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce released a workforce study of the Nashville area, which includes Cheatham County, titled Strengthening the Middle Tennessee Region 2020: Building a Vital Workforce to Sustain Economic Growth and Opportunity. It is a comprehensive analysis of the … Continue reading
Governor Bill Haslam’s Tennessee Reconnect initiative helps adults enter higher education so that they may gain new skills, advance in the workplace, and fulfill lifelong dreams of completing a degree or credential. Tuition to training at a Tennessee College of … Continue reading
The Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development released last month’s (December 2013) labor force estimates and unemployment rates yesterday. Cheatham County had the fifth (5th) lowest unemployment rate at 5.5%. Only Williamson (4.8%), Lincoln (5.1%), Wilson (5.2%) and Rutherford … Continue reading
Just more evidence that I am not normal: “Why is is graduating from high school the norm in parts of Tennessee and going to college is not,” WPLN Nashville Public Radio. I graduated from the high school featured in the … Continue reading
I am about to go into the 16th Annual Columbia State Community College Annual Legislators and Community Leaders’ Breakfast. Columbia State Community College serves this region, including Hickman County, Tennessee, improving the quality of our workforce and collaborating with our … Continue reading
The Southeast Regional Rural Education Summit will be held July 19-20 at Lipscomb University in Nashville, Tennessee. Session topics include using technology to improve student achievement, strategies for improving high school graduation and college completion rates, implications of federal policy … Continue reading
“More than half the students in Tennessee public schools failed state tests last spring based on new proficiency standards,” reported Memphis, TN’s The Commercial Appeal. Individual student test scores will go out to parents in Hickman County and the rest … Continue reading
Tennessee was one of two states awarded a federal Race to the Top grant to carry out a bold plan to overhaul public school systems. Recognizing that our education system needs to improve in order for the state to remain … Continue reading
It is a little like I am burning the midnight (1:00a.m.) oil doing homework again, but I have just updated the higher education information web page that lists some of the higher education providers, information about entrance testing, and financial … Continue reading