Startup America Partnership – a resource for entrepreneurs

The Startup America Partnership is an independent, private-sector coalition of major corporations, advisors, funders, service providers and mentors working to dramatically increase the prevalence and success of American entrepreneurs.

The Startup America Partnership is focused on bringing the private sector together to maximize the success of America’s entrepreneurs – and maximize America’s competitiveness in an increasingly global world.  Through quality resources provided by our partners, they are going to help more startups smartly grow their organizations, expanding from dozens of employees to hundreds and someday thousands to become high-growth firms.

While the Startup America Partnership is national in scope, they also recognize that building up regional entrepreneurial ecosystems will help spur the creation of more startups and speedups. They will highlight best practices, and convene leaders in different regions and sectors, with the goal of creating hyper-growth ecosystems around the nation.

The Startup America Partnership will also showcase a wide range of entrepreneurs and elevate them as innovators and job creators, while celebrating entrepreneurship as a core American value.  They aspire to make starting or joining an American startup the most desirable job in the world.

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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