"Folks down here want it (site locations) more–a lot more–and they know how to get it."

Canadian ReportonBusiness.com Article on Tennessee’s Attractive Business Environment

“How is it that Tennessee and other southern U.S. states can be opening new plants in the midst of a global financial crisis and plummeting vehicle sales, while Michigan, the cradle of the industry, has lost five assembly plants in 20 years, and Ontario–the No. 2 auto-making jurisdiction in North America–is struggling to hang on to the 11 it has? Spend a day or two in Nashville and Spring Hill, and the economic advantages (including a few you might not have thought of) become apparent. And there’s another factor: Folks down here want it more–a lot more–and they know how to get it.” – ReportonBusiness.com

Hickman County definitely wants to be included in your site selection process. We are the only county in the Nashville MSA with an interstate highway that can offer the Tennessee Tier III Jobs Tax Credit incentive. Location, incentives, business friendly, and a quality labor force with a rural work ethic creates that attractive business environment. Quality of place in Hickman County, Tennessee lets one enjoy their success.

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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