I am very much in agreement with this post, “Tourism and economic development are linked” on the Small Biz Survival blog. Some people can only see the returns from tourism from a clicking turnstile. As this post states, making your community attractive to visitors makes it attractive to visitors who might want to invest and create jobs. Making your community attractive also makes it a nicer place to those who live there.
… 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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