Preparation for retail recruitment meetings
George Carlin once said, “I put a dollar in a change machine. Nothing changed.” Well, change certainly happens. We have been updating the one page marketing flyer (called a ‘slick’ due to the gloss paper it is usually printed on) for the Bon Aqua, Tennessee Trade Area along Highway 46, Highway 100 and Highway 7 centered on their signalized intersection. You may hear the area called ‘East Hickman’ by local residents.
The area has four schools, major employers and traffic counts over 11,000. Plus, it is near SR-840, which will soon be completed and expedite access to I-65 between Franklin and Spring Hill, I-24 at Murfreesboro and I-40 at Lebanon.
For those interested, the Bon Aqua Retail Flyer is available on our retail development webpage.
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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