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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: Quality of place
Have a wonderful life this holiday season!
On this Christmas Eve, we watched the holiday movie, It’s a Wonderful Life , which is an annual tradition for us. I am always reminded (and I’m sure that my wife is tired of my talking about it) that this movie is … Continue reading
The It’s a Wonderful Life EDO
From 642 Tiny Things to Write About**: Write an alternate ending for It’s a Wonderful Life. I would like to think that George Bailey takes the excess donations from his friends and funds a formal economic development organization for Bedford Falls. … Continue reading
A post with economic development tied to a haiku, it’s true!
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 ranks as one of the best places to live
The Nashville metro area, which includes Cheatham County, was just ranked 13th in the “Best Places to Live” by U.S. New & World Report magazine. Read about what puts the Nashville area on the list of best places on the … Continue reading
Cheatham County Region Resilience: ready for economic stress
The Nashville/Davidson County Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA), a region that Cheatham County, Tennessee is very much a part, ranks high in resilience capacity (ability to bounce back from economic stress) according to the Institute of Govermental Studies at University of … Continue reading
Strike a pose…
I was just on the website for Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development and there was my photograph showing off my pride in supporting #TeamTN and Cheatham County, Tennessee in economic and community development. To view a larger version of … Continue reading
George Bailey, Economic Developer
This Christmas Eve, we will watch the holiday movie, It’s a Wonderful Life on the big screen at the renovated Belcourt Theatre. I am always reminded (and I’m sure that my wife is tired of my talking about it) that this movie … Continue reading
Cheatham County tourism up, travel expenditures increased 4.5% in 2015
Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam and Department of Tourist Development Commissioner Kevin Triplett today announced Tennessee tourism’s direct domestic and international travel expenditures reached an all-time high of $18.4 billion in 2015, up 3.7% over the previous year, as reported by … Continue reading
Happy Independence Day!!!!
Wishing you a safe and happy celebration of the 4th of July!
It’s a Wonderful Life, the Holiday Story of Community Economic Development
Watching the movie, It’s a Wonderful Life is a holiday tradition for a lot of us. We just saw a Christmas Eve screening of it at Belcourt Theater tonight and was reminded how much George Bailey and the Bailey Bros. … Continue reading
Google puts small businesses on the map
Google puts small businesses on the map and you can help get accurate information on businesses on the web. Businesses can go to www.gybo.com to find ways to get their information on the Internet using Google and connect, communicate and … Continue reading
I was recently reading Municipal Boundaries in Tennessee: Annexation and Growth Planning Policies after Public Chapter 707, a report of the Tennessee Advisory Commission on Intergovernmental Relations. In it, I ran across a piece on the Cheatham County Joint Economic & … Continue reading
Vantage Pointe Village Senior Living Community holds Grand Opening
Vantage Pointe Village Senior Living Community hosted its Grand Opening last Tuesday. It is a beautiful facility that offers assisted living and memory care with plans for independent living in the future. Nestled in a cozy, peaceful rural setting only … Continue reading
Riverbluff Triathlon & Festival canceled for 2015
We just learned that the 5th Annual Riverbluff Triathlon and Festival scheduled for August 8, 2015 has been canceled. For more information on the race cancellation, go to the Riverbluff Triathlon website. The race in the past began at the Ashland City … Continue reading
Kingston Springs to Host Forums for Local Realtors and Businesses
The Town of Kingston Springs are hosting two forums next week. The first one, Local Realtors Forum, will be held on Tuesday, July 28th from 8:00 to 9:10 a.m. at L.L. Burns Park Activity Center. The second, Area Business Community … Continue reading
Happy Independence Day
Wishing you a safe and happy celebration of the 4th of July!
Cheatham County, Home of Best Places to Live
Cheatham County towns ranked the 3rd, 6th, 11th and 19th best suburbs to live in the Nashville area, according to the Movoto Real Estate Blog. Kingston Springs, Pleasant View, Pegram and Ashland City — all of Cheatham County’s towns ranked … Continue reading
Cheatham County is a great place to retire, whether you come here to do it or work toward it
With all its outdoor recreational opportunities, walking trails, biking routes, green space, waterways, hunting land, culture, history, arts, etc. as well as local healthcare facilities — all close to the big city amenities of Nashville, Cheatham County is a great … Continue reading
NACo Cheatham County Prosperity Summit was a success!
Our first try at the Cheatham County Prosperity Summit was in February and the icy weather forced us to reschedule until May 28th. Storms, rain and a power outage the afternoon before did not deter us from our mission and … Continue reading
The Kingston Springs Suite – life is still sweet there
THE KINGSTON SPRINGS SUITE TO BE RELEASED SINGER/SONGWRITER JIM CASEY TO VISIT KINGSTON SPRINGS JUNE 7th In October 1972, acclaimed songwriter and Kingston Springs, Tennessee resident Vince Matthews recorded an album paying homage to small town life and his home … Continue reading
Ashland City, Tennessee hosts Riverbluff Triathlon on August 8th
We hope you will join us on August 8, 2015 for the 5th Annual Riverbluff Triathlon and Festival. The race begins at the Ashland City Riverbluff Park and runs, bikes and swims over several miles of scenic Cheatham County and Cheatham Lake. Whether you are coming … Continue reading
The Nashville Business Journal published a current list of the 25 wealthiest zip codes in the Nashville area. Three on the list were in Cheatham County; Kingston Springs (34082) at 15th, Pleasant View (37146) at 18th and Pegram (37143) at … Continue reading
Southern Festival of Books
I hosted an author session at the Southern Festival of Books in downtown Nashville this weekend. I have attended the festival for many years and despite a little rain yesterday and today, this weekend’s was as enjoyable an experience as … 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
Mentoring with Tennessee Promise
I signed up today to become a mentor 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 … Continue reading
TV news segment on success of Braxton Condominiums
The Braxton Condominiums have went from empty to successful in just a little over a year. WTVF aired a story tonight showcasing the vibrant, attractive community in Ashland City, Tennessee.
Riverbluff Triathlon September 6, 2014
We hope you will join us on September 6, 2014 for the 4th Annual Riverbluff Triathlon and Festival beginning at 7:00 am. The race begins at the Ashland City Riverbluff Park and runs, bikes and swims over several miles of scenic Cheatham County and Cheatham … Continue reading
Happy Fourth of July!
I would like to wish everyone a Happy Fourth of July and wonderful day of celebrating our country’s Independence. If you need fireworks to cap off the day, Nashville’s Fourth of July fireworks show was named by the American Pyrotechnics … Continue reading
Wall Street Journal: Check out country music in Nashville then check out the country
This weekend’s The Wall Street Journal has a great article on visiting Nashville, “Pitch-Perfect Nashville: A long weekend filled with biscuits, barbecue, country couture, hipster hangouts and all the live tunes you can handle“. I have been to many of … Continue reading
For summer’s best, come to Summerfest!
Mark your calendars on June 24-28 for Ashland City’s annual Summerfest 2014 celebration. Summerfest will be held at Riverbluff park in Ashland City, Tennessee on the bank of the Cumberland River. Summerfest features a family-friendly carnival, lots of good food, … Continue reading