This article, “Shuttered Factories Pose Big Challenges to Communities“, presents some of the challenges to communities’ economic development efforts in industrial recruitment and attraction. Bulging inventories of vacant industrial buildings along with the difficulty of polishing a failed plant into an attractive, productive capital investment are just a few of the challenges that economic development organizations must manage, usually with a very small investment from the community. The vacant industrial buildings in Hickman County have a layout conducive to more uses than those mentioned in the article and we do have some greenfield sites.
… 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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