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This is Tom Tucker, Director of ECD, Goodlettsville, TN  37072 615-851-2204 <ul><li>Capping a successful career as a  Fort...
What Does Tom Do? <ul><li>Use network contacts  to foster economic growth and investment (“connect dots”) by helping busin...
Who Calls Tom? <ul><li>State of Tennessee Business Recruitment Division </li></ul><ul><li>Commercial Brokers </li></ul><ul...
What Do They Want from Tom? <ul><li>Wanting solutions to all of the things on the 2 pages previous (What Does Tom Do?)one-...
Tom’s Network to “Connect the Dots” and Get the Deals Done Tom Tucker Mayor’s Office Goodlettsville Mayor’s Offices Middle...
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  1. 1. This is Tom Tucker, Director of ECD, Goodlettsville, TN 37072 615-851-2204 <ul><li>Capping a successful career as a Fortune 500 executive, an entrepreneur, and a business leader, Tom Tucker stands at the helm of Economic and Community Development for the City of Goodlettsville, Tennessee. </li></ul><ul><li>Tom’s 32-year career is largely built from worldwide agribusiness as well as the worldwide petroleum industry. He retired from the corporate world in 2005 as Senior Vice President of Corporate Development from Schlumberger-Tokheim Corporation, the world’s largest manufacturer of gas pumps and point-of-sale systems. For his last five years in the corporation, Tom was responsible for emerging technologies and e-business solutions for 45 locations in Europe and North Africa. </li></ul><ul><li>Tom is a Vietnam veteran of a Naval Air Wing where he served aboard an aircraft carrier and served his active reserve duty in the 434 th Tactical Fighter Squadron. He holds a B.S. in applied sciences and an M.B.A. in marketing from the Kelley School of Business, Indiana University. </li></ul><ul><li>Tom has served on numerous boards and advisory councils for business and academia. He is a rated pilot, and attained an aerobatic endorsement in the T-34. He currently is a Young Eagles Flight Leader for the Experimental Aviation Association. He enjoys restoring mid-60s Corvettes, reading and travel. </li></ul><ul><li>Tom has been married to the love of his life, Janet, for 37 years and they have two adult children, both graduate engineers of Purdue University. Tom and Janet are active members of Long Hollow Baptist Church. </li></ul>
  2. 2. What Does Tom Do? <ul><li>Use network contacts to foster economic growth and investment (“connect dots”) by helping businesses and entrepreneurs connect with markets </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Recruitment of new businesses </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Expansion and retention of existing businesses </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Promote entrepreneurship </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Identify investors, angels, incubators </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Analyze strengths / weaknesses of offerings for high-growth ventures, benchmark against rival states, identify opportunities for greater support </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Create a variety of marketing campaign material for promoting the strengths and successes of our ECD program </li></ul><ul><li>Work with colleges and universities to identify strengths / weaknesses in the region’s current and future workforce needs </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Work with leaders in Middle Tennessee to establish a College Graduate Retention Program -- curtail the brain drain which is hindering our workforce </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Participate with numerous ECD , real estate, educational, and industrial councils to strengthen the impact that we have on our respective communities, each focusing on resources on both short-and-long-term priority issues for achieving higher prosperity </li></ul><ul><li>Work with a variety of organizations in order to connect small businesses with various advocacy groups, which educates them on how to be heard on key economic issues affecting their businesses </li></ul><ul><li>Serve on several (not a lot) committees for fundraising activities which promote economic development and job retention within Middle Tennessee </li></ul><ul><li>Speaking engagements at many breakfasts, luncheons, dinners to organizations, schools, etc., all in the name of promoting what we have and making it better </li></ul>
  3. 3. Who Calls Tom? <ul><li>State of Tennessee Business Recruitment Division </li></ul><ul><li>Commercial Brokers </li></ul><ul><li>Business Center Developers </li></ul><ul><li>Construction Companies </li></ul><ul><li>Nashville Chamber of Commerce Recruitment & Business Expansion Groups </li></ul><ul><li>Tennessee Valley Authority </li></ul><ul><li>Forward Sumner Economic Council </li></ul><ul><li>Site Selectors </li></ul><ul><li>CEOs from Corporations </li></ul><ul><li>Media Companies </li></ul><ul><li>Colleges </li></ul><ul><li>Middle Tennessee Industrial Development Assoc. </li></ul><ul><li>Property Owners </li></ul><ul><li>Politicians / Politicians’ Staff </li></ul><ul><li>Retail Developers </li></ul>
  4. 4. What Do They Want from Tom? <ul><li>Wanting solutions to all of the things on the 2 pages previous (What Does Tom Do?)one-by-one … plus, all the following things. </li></ul><ul><li>Wanting demographic information 19 ways from Sunday so that they can … </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Contemplate moving to my locale </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Building a new building </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Expanding their business </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Starting a business </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Purchasing land </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Relocating a Corporate Headquarters </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Compare their company’s wage with the wage of the area </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Wanting tax information </li></ul><ul><li>Wanting to know what type of incentive packages are applicable </li></ul><ul><li>Wanting further contact information for someone in the channel wanting to get closer to “the deal” </li></ul><ul><li>Wanting to know who the decision makers are on a project and what the best way to get in on the situation </li></ul><ul><li>Wanting to schedule a “tour” of certain pieces of real estate for inquiry about new or expanding businesses </li></ul><ul><li>Wanting to know “the inside” scoop on how to influence or get next to political figures … always something they want to be slanted in their favor of course </li></ul><ul><li>Wanting me to introduce them to someone in my large network of contacts </li></ul><ul><li>Wanting me to speak at a certain engagement </li></ul><ul><li>Wanting information on what types of grants are available for their particular “pet” cause </li></ul>
  5. 5. Tom’s Network to “Connect the Dots” and Get the Deals Done Tom Tucker Mayor’s Office Goodlettsville Mayor’s Offices Middle Tennessee ALL Levels of Nash Chamber State Chamber Mayor Dean’s Office Gov. Bredesen’s Office of ECD State of Tenn Recruitment Staff TVA Economic Dvlpt Staff Colleges & Universities, TML, MTAS Fwd. Sumner ECD Council Middle TN Industrial Dvlpt Assoc GNRC & all the Legislature TN Senator Joe Haynes US Senator Bob Corker Huge Commercial Real Estate Network Major Comm. Construction Firms Publisher & President Nash Bus Jrnl News Staff ALL TV Stations The Major PR Firms Middle TN The Major Law Firms In Nashville

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