Economic Development Education

Links, handouts and videos
Industrial Development Boards,
Elected Officials
and interested members of the community

What is Economic Development?

How REAL Economic Development Happens

What is Traded Sector and Its Importance

Industrial Development Board Info

What is a PILOT?

What is a TIF?

What is an Industrial Revenue Bond?

Handout for the presentation
What is Economic Development?

Handout for the presentations
on PILOTs and TIFs?

Handout for the presentation
on Industrial Development Boards

Links to Documents

The Role of Local Elected Officials in Economic Development
10 Things You Should Know

The Flow of Money
How local economies grow and expand

A Summary of Economic Development Terms
by Greg Last

Tennessee Incentive Fact Sheet
An overview of Tennessee incentives aimed at helping communities create higher skilled, better paying jobs

Information on Open Meetings and Records Laws

Links to Other Economic Development Organizations

Tennessee Department of Economic & Community Development

Middle Tennessee Industrial Development Association

USDA Rural Development

TVA Economic Development

Tennessee Department of Tourism

Tennessee Department of Labor & Workforce Development

Greater Nashville Regional Council

U.S. Dept. of Commerce Economic Development Administration

International Economic Development Council

University of Tennessee Center for Industrial Services


Daryl Phillips, CEcD
P.O. Box 50573
Nashville, Tennessee 37205