Natchez Trace Parkway Association

I belong to the Natchez Trace Parkway Association and I had the pleasure of attending a meeting of the Tennessee chapter yesterday in Franklin, TN. The Natchez Trace played a big part in our nation’s history and the Natchez Trace Parkway plays a big part as a cultural, historical and recreational asset. The 75th anniversary of the parkway is upcoming and the Natchez Trace Parkway will be a part of the Civil War sesquicentennial and the War of 1812 Bicentennial. To find out more, a new website is under construction at or write to PO Box 156; Franklin, TN 37065-0156.

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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