My apologies and sympathies to my former local big bookstore that put my local independent bookstore out of business

E-Books Outsell Print Books at Amazon” in the New York Times reports that e-books for the Kindle account for more book sales than paper books. I have to admit, I love the Kindle. In the Nashville area, two Borders and a Davis-Kidd bookstore closed. Funny thing, some business acquaintances and I spent some money in a bookstore in a small, rural town yesterday. It was a place with used books, local interest books, great coffee and snacks and a whole lot of atmosphere. The big stores couldn’t capture that ‘third place’ environment with friendly service and a front porch for friends to hang out.

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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