Tennessee Business Climate ranked 2nd (and moving up!)

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 Tennessee has been ranked as having the second-best business climate in the country by a trade publication, based on the views of corporate site seekers and the state’s track record of attracting new investments.
Site Selection, an Atlanta-based magazine that annually ranks states’ attractiveness to investors, placed Tennessee behind only North Carolina. Tennessee moved up four notches from last year’s rankings. (for full article, click here) — The Tennesseean, November 4, 2008

Hickman County contributes to this superlative business environment. We have a great labor force with a rural work ethic, Tier III Tennessee ROI Jobs Tax Credit incentive, Interstate 40, and available industrial buildings and greenfield sites.

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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