Centerville awarded grant for major infrastructure improvement

“The U.S. Department of Commerce’s Economic Development Administration (EDA) announced on Tuesday a $1 million Economic Development Administration (EDA) grant to the town of Centerville, Tennessee, to make critical improvements to the town’s wastewater treatment plant to support the health care and food production sectors and other local business interests. The project is expected to retain 150 jobs, create 65 new jobs, and generate $10 million in private investment, according to grantee estimates.”

The full press release is located on the EDA website.

This project will enhance the capacity to serve not only existing industry expansion, but also prospective industrial prospects in Centerville and Hickman County, Tennessee. This infrastructure improvement project has been and will certainly continue to be an exemplary economic development team effort by EDA, State of Tennessee, South Central Tennessee Development District, Hickman County Joint Economic & Community Development Board and, of course, the Town of Centerville.

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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