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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: social media
I had a conversation a few days ago with an economic development professional about using technology to promote our communities and to help our businesses connect to customers. She reminded me of an important point — it is not so … Continue reading →
I have been a user (maybe not the most proficient one) of social media for quite a while — Facebook, Twitter, blogs and LinkedIn to name a few. Professionally, I have found this blog and LinkedIn have returned the most … Continue reading →
I was looking through my bookmarks of rural economic development blogs and was struck by how many either didn’t exist anymore or had not been updated in many months. This made me decide to spend some time searching for some … Continue reading →
Any Hickman County, Tennessee businesses need a social media cheatsheet? Flowtown provides us with a good one.
For the slides and the supplemental information from my presentation Using QR Codes in Economic Development that was part of the Ignite IEDC session of the 2012 International Economic Development Council (IEDC) Leadership Summit in San Antonio on January 30th, you … Continue reading →
This is my 670th blog post. A little over 3 1/2 years ago, I began this blog with the post, “Hickman County Economic & Community Development Association“. That was less than a year after Facebook was opened to everyone. Less … Continue reading →
Does social media work for economic development? The post on the Burghard Group’s Strengthening Brand America blog, “Is Your Potential Capital Investor Participating in Social Media?” says not very much. I would agree. However, I sometimes feel 95% of everything … Continue reading →
Is social media a fad? If you totally doubt the power of social media, you probably wouldn’t be reading this. However, this video helps one think about how all this is fundamentally changing how we communicate and interact as a … Continue reading →
LinkedIn is social media for professionals — all networking and no Farmville, excess cloud cupcakes, ‘see what Sesame Street character are you?’, fans, friends, likes, etc. The blog post, “5 Ways to Develop Meaningful LinkedIn Connections” offers some great advice … Continue reading →
Twitter, Facebook or Linkedin? Finding the right fit for your small business.
We have to learn the new and remember the old: “5 things “New Media” can learn from “Old Media.”“
I post a lot of social media information for business, not-profit and economic development organizations, but the bottom line is communicating your organization’s marketing message and other essential business information to your customer. Using social media and technology can be … Continue reading →
The New York Times has a small business guide on using Facebook in your business. “How to Market Your Business on Facebook” can get one started fairly painlessly. I tested the waters early on for Hickman County Economic & Community … Continue reading →
I started using Facebook over a year ago. However, I was afraid that the personal posts from ‘facebook friends’ would dilute any business message I was trying to achieve. After, reading the blog post from Reimagine Rural, “Facebook: Friend and … Continue reading →
Whether you are a small business looking to take advantage of social media (SoMe, if you want to sound informed) or you think that social media won’t help your business, Let’s Talk – Social Media for Small Business is for … Continue reading →
Twitter. Sure, it can be fun. Some businesses and organizations are finding it beneficial to their mission and economic condition. Small town rural businesses may not be the most social media, Web 2.0 savvy group, but is it worth it … Continue reading →
Yes, I’m on Twitter. Catch tweets at http://twitter.com/Daryl_Phillips . Be warned, economic developer constrained by only 140 characters.
Today’s post on the SmallBizBigTime blog, “Attention Small Biz – Get Ready for New Technology & Social Media Tools“, was particularly timely. Just last night, I commented (to my wife on Sofa 1.0) on how sad a blog with one … Continue reading →
Marketing can be maddening. The traditional media still works, but as social media becomes more main stream and fewer people are non-adopters, business must integrate social media in their marketing plan. Another thing is if one is smart about it, … Continue reading →
To be honest, I haven’t drunk the Kool-aid on the Twitter craze…. I just take a sip occasionally. However, Twitter can be another tool in your business-related social media toolbox. The following blog post contains some great information on Twittering … Continue reading →