One thing we should think about in rural economic development is how welcoming we are as a community. We want to attract business, but how sincere is our “Howdy, y’all come in!”? Unfortunately, there are many people communicating that (politicians, pontificators, citizens, convenience store clerks, etc.) whom we have little control over their message, let alone their attitude.
… 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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