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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.


Mid-Year Check Up

“A year from now you may wish you had started today.” -Karen Lamb 2017 has been interesting to say the... View Article


Succeeding in the United States

“So the American economy needs the world, and the world needs the American economy.” -Rodrigo Rato This week our team... View Article


Power and Potential

“Distracted from distraction by distraction.” -T.S. Eliot Mary Meeker’s annual report on Internet Trends is always fascinating. The presentation is... View Article


Stress Testing

“Pressure makes diamonds.” -George S. Patton, Jr. The “stress test” took on a new meaning after the Great Recession in... View Article


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