Basic Economic Development Course in March
For those who are interested in completing the IEDC Basic Economic Development Course, Georgia Tech will host its 42nd annual course on March 24-27 in Atlanta at the Georgia Tech Global Learning Center. I have attended economic development training conducted by Georgia Tech and they provide great facilities and programs. This course probably has the best group of nationally recognized, certified economic development professionals teaching core economic development topics as well as providing professional development credit and valuable networking opportunities to those considering becoming a Certified Economic Developer (CEcD).
For more information, check out their detailed website, http://www.innovate.gatech.edu/bedc2009/index.html .
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.