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 cuff links, to reading about the state’s political climate, to economic development (and to my point.) Yes, it does come a little too close to actual work, but in this case, it appeals to my academic/research side — something that unfortunately can get lost in the day-to-day, hard fought quest for job retention and creation in my regular job. However, this blog post and article I came across, The ‘Big Push’ and Economic Development in the American South is an interesting exploration of how the South became competitive in economic development post-WWII and the important role public investment played. I might add that public investment goes hand in hand with making industrial prospects comfortable…. whether it is with air conditioning, quality education, cultural opportunities, or our natural Southern hospitality.
… 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.
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