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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.


A Simple Light

“Look at how a single candle can both defy and define the darkness.” -Anne Frank Issues impacting economic development can... View Article


National Infrastructure Week

“All the resources we need are in the mind.” -Theodore Roosevelt It’s Infrastructure Week 2017, so first, a note of... View Article


A Taxing Future

“Government’s view of the economy could be summed up in a few short phrases: If it moves, tax it. If... View Article


The New Era of Infrastructure

The United States, Europe and Japan have built out massive infrastructure over the past 75 years. China, India, and even... View Article



“If you run into a wall, don’t turn around and give up. Figure out how to climb it, go through... View Article


A Special Partnership

門前の小僧習わぬ経を読む。 (Mon zen no kozō narawanu kyō wo yomu) Translation: An apprentice near a temple will recite the scriptures untaught.... View Article


A Banker’s View

“Go as far as you can see; when you get there, you’ll be able to see farther.” –J. P. Morgan... View Article


Close to the Customer

“The real work of the organization is done two or three levels ‘down.’ Go there. LISTEN. MAKE FRIENDS. BE OF... View Article


Change = Decisions

“Two basic rules of life are: 1) Change is inevitable. 2) Everybody resists change.” -W. Edwards Deming The global supply... View Article


Do the Work

“‘Life is struggle.’ I believe that within that quote lies the most important lesson in entrepreneurship: Embrace the struggle.” -Ben... View Article