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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: Qualitätsarbeitskräften
The Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development released labor market estimates for Tennessee Counties for May 2017 on Thursday afternoon. The unemployment rate for Cheatham County was the 5th lowest of Tennessee’s 95 counties at 2.3%. That, combined with … Continue reading
This week, I was compiling some recently released data for Cheatham County and the other 94 counties in Tennessee. The 2016 U.S. Census Bureau Population Estimates by County and Labor Force Estimates for Tennessee were released in the past few … Continue reading
From 642 Tiny Things to Write About**: Write a haiku about your favorite food. Baloney sandwich with Coke from a country store Spring day memories Country stores, especially those where you can get a bologna sandwich (sliced while you wait in … Continue reading
Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce released a workforce study of the Nashville area, which includes Cheatham County, titled Strengthening the Middle Tennessee Region 2020: Building a Vital Workforce to Sustain Economic Growth and Opportunity. It is a comprehensive analysis of the … Continue reading
Cheatham County has already begun recruiting mentors for the Tennessee Promise program that will help our high school seniors achieve their goals of higher education and also help maintain the quality of our workforce as they meet the requirements of … Continue reading
Governor Bill Haslam’s Tennessee Reconnect initiative helps adults enter higher education so that they may gain new skills, advance in the workplace, and fulfill lifelong dreams of completing a degree or credential. Tuition to training at a Tennessee College of … Continue reading
Mentors needed for Cheatham County’s Tennessee Promise that helps students complete higher education
Our students still need mentors for Cheatham County’s Tennessee Promise!!! The Tennessee Promise is both a scholarship and mentoring program that will begin in the fall of 2015. It will provide students a last dollar scholarship, meaning the scholarship will … Continue reading
In one of those ‘since you previously purchased history books, you might be interested in these….’ emails from Amazon.com, there was a book that will be released this week titled Defiant: The POWs Who Endured Vietnam’s Most Infamous Prison, the … Continue reading
CNNMoney reports, “Private sector hiring gained momentum in December, according to a report by payroll processing firm ADP.” Great news, looks like a trend. Maybe 2014 will bring even better times for those of us communities that are working hard … Continue reading
The names were changed, but they continue to develop a workforce trained in today’s technology skillsets
The state’s workforce training schools, vocational technical schools for adults and formerly known as Tennessee Technology Centers, were renamed Tennessee Colleges of Applied Technology on July 1, 2013. The name change more accurately reflects the post-secondary training provided at the … Continue reading
Cheatham County students were recently recognized for academic excellence by A.O. Smith, a local manufacturer, and the Cheatham County Chamber of Commerce. Students with superlative academic achievement from the county’s three high schools, Cheatham Central, Harpeth and Sycamore, were honored with … Continue reading
The unemployment rate for Cheatham County, Tennessee for November 2012 decreased to 5.7%, a full percentatage point decrease from September. This occurred even with an increse in the labor force. The November rates for the U.S. and Tennessee were 7.4% … Continue reading
I hope everyone will have an enjoyable Monday as the nation takes a day to recognize the accomplishments of the American worker. Our area’s quality labor force of 182,490* certainly is a productive group with a rural work ethic and a varied … Continue reading
According to the Tennessee Advisory Council on Intergovernmental Relations (TACIR), 60% of Hickman County’s labor force works outside the county. A fact often overlooked, 19% of the jobs in Hickman County are filled by people who live outside the county. … Continue reading
The New York Times featured Hickman County, Tennessee’s neighbor Perry County in an article “Job Loss Looms as Part of Stimulus Act Expires” in today’s newspaper. Too many members of our quality area labor force are eager for a job. … Continue reading
The first Saturday in October will have a lot of things to do in Hickman County — there must be something that would appeal to you. The Civitan “Centerville in the Fall” Car Show, the Quilt Show and the National … Continue reading
The Nashville Business Journal reports “March was best month for Tennessee job gains since October 2005” Hickman County also reported an increase in the labor force and an increase in employment that netted a decrease in the unemployment rate.
I am about to head downtown to Nashville’s Southern Festival of Books, just a short drive from Hickman County. Authors and booksellers from all over the country will be there to join in “a celebration of the written word.” I … Continue reading
While some of us have been working today, Labor Day is sort of the last hoorah of Summer, the realization of shorter days, and the expectations of a little nip in the air soon. It is also a celebration of … Continue reading
In my job, I have the opportunity to meet a lot of different people. One of the most enjoyable opportunities that I have had lately was participating in panel discussions with Ms. Teresa Purcell’s classes at East Hickman High School … 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
Tennessee Department of Economic Development and Chattanooga are moving fast in making Chattanooga ready for Volkswagen. For smaller companies in the site selection process, Hickman County has industrial buildings available in the 50,000 to 150,000 square feet range. Tier III … Continue reading
Hickman County welcomes Volkswagen to Tennessee. As other manufacturers take a look at Tennessee, Hickman County is preparing to be receptive in showing off our industrial sites and quality labor force. I am working on preparing basic economic development information … Continue reading