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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.
- TIGER grants replaced by BUILD grants for local/regional transportation infrastructure
- Happy Economic Development Week!
- An update on Opportunity Zones and Opportunity Funds
- Have your quality in economic development programs recognized by your peers
- Retail Development Event for Tennessee and Kentucky
- How to ask your local government for money to promote rural tourism
- Happy Pi Day!
- 2018 IEDC Excellence in Economic Development Awards
- Opportunity Zones and Opportunity Funds – Another Economic Tool for Your Community?
- Successful Succession Planning for Business
- Opportunity Funds – A new resource for economic development investment
- Business resiliency and planning for disruption
- Helping businesses connect to customers online
- Have a wonderful life this holiday season!
- Small Business Saturday – Better than Black Friday and Cooler than Cyber Monday (Nov. 25th)
- 2017 Tennessee Governor’s Conference on Economic & Community Development
- 2017 IEDC Annual Conference
- Dove hunting season or shooting for tourism growth
- Disaster and Disruption Planning for Communities and Companies
- I put a dollar in a change machine and I didn’t get it
- Workforce development for advanced manufacturing in the Cheatham County region
- Cheatham County May 2017 unemployment rate lowest in nearly 2 decades
- 2017 Tennessee Economic and Community Development Conference
- Tennessee Reconnect: Help for adults to go back to college
- How do you measure your workforce?
- The It’s a Wonderful Life EDO
- Why Invest in Economic Development
- Tennessee Rural Economic Development Conference
- A post with economic development tied to a haiku, it’s true!
- Right turn on LOCAL CITIZENS WHO SUPPORT ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT STREET
Category Archives: Hickman County Tennessee Economic Development
This article, “Shuttered Factories Pose Big Challenges to Communities“, presents some of the challenges to communities’ economic development efforts in industrial recruitment and attraction. Bulging inventories of vacant industrial buildings along with the difficulty of polishing a failed plant into … Continue reading
In the post, Amenity-rich rural areas will see influx of retiring baby boomers, new study predicts, The Rural Blog reports on a study by USDA Economic Research Service whose authors state, “(b)aby boomers have already demonstrated more of an affinity … Continue reading
When I pick up my daily copy of The New York Times on the way to work this week, I will be watching for an article to be published on the hardship of high unemployment in Perry County, Tennessee. The … Continue reading
With broadband penetration slowly increasing in Hickman County and other rural areas, it might be time to explore an increase in technology utilization. In a recent New York Times article, “The PC Doesn’t Have to Be and Anchor“, the decrease … Continue reading
Regional Workshop to Focus on Growing Your Tourism-influenced Business with Research Don’t miss the third and final Regional Tourism/Business Workshop that will be held in Linden on Friday, April 17th at the Perry County Community Development Center. Judy Randall of … Continue reading
Clark Container, Inc. of Lyles, Tennessee recently celebrated their 30th year in business as printers and converters of high quality flexible packaging products. At a company event marking the occasion on April 1st, Daryl Phillips of Hickman County Economic & … Continue reading
Hickman County February 2009 local sales tax collections, an indicator of retail sales, rebounded from the previous two months. Compared to the previous year, December was down 8.2% and January was down 9.4%. February was only down 0.1% ($149,076.18 compared … Continue reading
The Economist magazine has a section of stories on entrepreneurship in its March 14 – 20th issue. Though the magazine leans toward the wonkier side of economic development, The Ecomomist articles have information that would appeal to the business owner. … Continue reading
In an article in the Chief Executive magazine Tennessee was named 5th best for job growth and business, up from 6th in 2007 and 7th in 2006. the complete article
Our entrepreneurship workshops continue successfully at the Hickman County Economic & Community Development Association office. Funded by South Central Tennessee Workforce Alliance and supported by Columbia State Community College Economic Development, this is an eight week series for current business … Continue reading
Today, I attended a regional tourism workshop called Top Trends in Travel and Tourism conducted by Judy Randall. Ms. Randall president and CEO of Randall Travel Marketing, Inc. This was the first of three business workshops with a focus on … Continue reading
I was reading the recent issue of Entrepreneur magazine this morning and noted an article, “Laid off in 2008? Start a Business in 2009“, that reminded me how adversity can often be turned into opportunity. It offers advice relevant to … Continue reading
Yesterday morning (Friday), I attended the Legislative and Community Leadership Breakfast at Columbia State Community College. Columbia State Community College serves Hickman County as well as eight other counties. There was the expected networking and discussion of Columbia State’s role … Continue reading
The Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) solicits proposals to supply its system with electricity generated from renewable sources. TVA supplies power for Hickman County, most of Tennessee and portions of surrounding states. For more information, check out this article.
In an article in The Main Street Economist, “Is Rural America Facing a Home Price Bust?“, home price data trends for non-metro areas are discussed. “This article reviews trends in newly released home price data for non-metro areas of the … Continue reading
In the blog post from The Rural Blog, “Salazar, Vilsack will be Cabinet’s rural voices“, and in an article in The Iowa Independent, “Vilsack the pragmatist: Incoming agriculture chief knows how to make friends on both sides of the aisle“, … Continue reading
I had to duck in and out of the office early this morning, but I did have a moment to scan the headlines in the morning papers. Today’s edition of The New York Times includes an update, “Obama Seeks Wide … Continue reading
In the Wall Street Journal article, “2009 Could Be Better Than You Think“, Alan Murray writes about a cautious optimism that seems to be expressed more as we enter the new year. The really good business people never thought the … Continue reading
If looking for good news, today’s article in the New York Times business section, “Some Forcasters See a Fast Economic Recovery”, offers some hope that economic conditions will begin to improve soon. With an even larger available labor force with … Continue reading
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Not every manufacturer employs hundreds of people. At Hickman County Economic & Community Development Association, we never forget that small manufacturers are important, whether we can help them grow or sustain their current level. Hickman County provides a quality workforce … Continue reading
Hemlock Semiconductor Corporation is coming to Clarksville, Tennessee and will create 500 to 800 highly specialized jobs in the emerging solar cell technology industry. Austin Peay State University (where I earned my undergraduate degree) will be tasked with providing much … Continue reading
Canadian ReportonBusiness.com Article on Tennessee’s Attractive Business Environment “How is it that Tennessee and other southern U.S. states can be opening new plants in the midst of a global financial crisis and plummeting vehicle sales, while Michigan, the cradle of … Continue reading
TVA Board Approves New Electric Rate to Recruit Data CentersThe TVA Board today approved a new rate classification for data centers and similar businesses that wish to locate in the Tennessee Valley. For additional information about this or other TVA … Continue reading
As Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development prepares to take a breather in its recruitment efforts of large industries (see story), local Tennessee economic development organizations such as Hickman County Economic & Community Development Association continue to work hard … Continue reading
The East Hickman area (Lyles, Bon Aqua, Wrigley) has just benefited from infrastructure upgrades that have greatly improved cellular phone and wireless internet coverage. Our eCommunity Leadership Team, associated with Connected Tennessee, have been working on raising awareness of the … Continue reading
Bob Ady of Ady International posted a blog entry, Take a Deep Breath and Get Ready for the New Year, that reminds us of the importance of focusing on the fundamentals of business retention and expansion and a disciplined attraction … Continue reading
Hickman County Economic & Community Development is a member of the Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce (and the Hickman County Chamber of Commerce, of course.) The Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce has a new resource, called Expert Edge, for growing … Continue reading
Tennessee Business Climate was ranked 2nd in the United States by Site Selection magazine. And as we say around Nashville, it was number 2 with a bullet as Tennessee moved up 4 positions from last year’s ranking. The state of … Continue reading