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The Economic Development Matters blog brings you the latest perspectives from Columbus 2020 President and CEO, Kenny McDonald. Check back every Monday for the latest, and subscribe by email here.


Keeping Pace with Trends

“The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he... View Article


Mirror, Mirror

“We need diversity of thought in the world to face the new challenges.” -Tim Berners-Lee While they don’t always think... View Article


Customer Perspective

“The best way to observe a fish is to become a fish.” -Jacques Cousteau Amazon’s leadership principles have been written... View Article


Striving to Perfect the Fundamentals

“When you do common things in life in an uncommon way, you will command the attention of the world.” -George Washington... View Article


Silicon Valley + the Midwest = Powerful Partnership

“Great things are done by a series of small things brought together.” -Vincent Van Gogh This week’s New York Times... View Article


Growth and Change: A Practical Guide

“Transformation is a process, and as life happens there are tons of ups and downs. It’s a journey of discovery.... View Article


Putting All Options on the Table

“Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to reform (or pause and reflect).” -Mark... View Article


Time to Invest

“You cannot escape the responsibility of tomorrow by evading it today.” -Abraham Lincoln Conditions for economic growth remain very good... View Article


Throw Your Weight Around

“Creativity is one of the last remaining legal ways of gaining an unfair advantage over the competition.” -Ed McCabe Leverage... View Article


From the Tax Code to the Shop Floor

“People love chopping wood. In this activity one immediately sees results.” -Albert Einstein Federal tax changes have prompted companies to discuss... View Article