Strengthening the Rural Economy

The Obama Administration just released a report on efforts toward rural development. An excerpt from “STRENGTHENING THE RURAL ECONOMY”:

Rural areas are home to about 50 million Americans and are an essential
part of the overall economy. This report surveys the current state of rural
America and describes the Obama Administration’s policies for strengthening the
rural economy. Many of these policies are already being implemented through the
American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. But further work remains to
ensure the prosperity and vitality of rural America.

For the full report, go to the White House website.

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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