I agree with the article, “Researcher: It’s not a drain but a gain“, that ‘brain drain’ is inevitable — our youth go to college and tend not to return. However, are we as rural communities like Hickman County, Tennessee doing enough development and marketing of our quality of place to acheive that potential gain? Does our welcoming to visitors and prospective new residents go beyond a ‘Howdy’?
… 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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