Average Weekly Wage. No bs, it’s from the BLS.

Data from the U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics on Annual Average Weekly Wage in 2013 was recently released and the interactive map with data for all counties in the United States was popular on social media last week. {See www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2014/ted_20140718.htm}

I went a little beyond the interactive map to check out how beautiful and bountiful Cheatham County compared to our Tennessee neighbors.  Cheatham County’s Annual Average Weekly Wage ranked as the 23rd highest in the state earning a $723 weekly wage.  Davidson County was the only contiguous county that ranked higher at 4th with $987.  Robertson County ranked 37th with $670, Montgomery at 43rd with $658 and Dickson at 46th with $654.

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Editor’s Desk, Average weekly wages in majority of U.S. counties were below national average in 2013 on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2014/ted_20140718.htm (visited July 19, 2014).

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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