Economic & Community Development Strategic Plan Update Meeting

Hickman County Economic & Community Development Association will host a public meeting to solicit input to update Hickman County’s Strategic Plan for Economic & Community Development. Each year, we invite the input of the public and community leaders in determining what the community should be focusing on in the future. East Hickman development? Community fire protection? Improve water systems? Recruiting new employers? If so, what kind of employers? Existing Business Retention & Expansion? Maintain the status quo? Attract retirees? Promote tourism? These are just a few of the questions that may be considered by those who attend. This is part of our efforts to become recertified as a 3-Star Community.

The meeting will be held in the conference room in the Career Center building located at 130 Progress Center Plaza on April 10th from 6:00 to 8:00 pm.

About Daryl Phillips, CEcD

I am a professional economic developer. I presently work for communities and companies in developing and implementing workforce and economic development solutions as CEO of Phillips Economic Development Solutions (Phi EDS). Prior to September 2017, I was the economic development professional who served a community team of elected officials, business people, community leaders and dedicated stakeholders for economic development in Cheatham County, Tennessee (pop. 39,880) and its four towns. During my five-year tenure, I served the team as Cheatham County grew over 1,700 jobs, turned around population declines at the start of this decade into healthy population growth, increased tourism expenditures 20.3% and local tax revenue from tourism 25.4%, grew sales tax revenue 36%, focused on developing the local workforce and was recognized by SmartAsset as having the 9th highest Incoming Investment Index of all the 95 counties in Tennessee. 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 the designation of Certified Economic Developer (CEcD) from International Economic Development Council (IEDC), the Economic Development Finance Professional (EDFP) certification from National Development Council and hold a Master of Business Administration from Tennessee Technological University.
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