The article, “Wyoming Plays it Cool” at WSJ.com touches on a couple of issues related to Hickman County and other rural areas. Site selection and industrial recruitment has to take into account the finite requirements of prospective industry such as geography, climate and available ready sites. Part of that should be concentrating on defining assets and target industry. Wyoming’s climate might be attractive to data centers, but it’s not for other things. Tennessee may be warmer (and more comfortable IMO), but it has other assets important to data centers.
… 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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