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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.


Summer School

They used to say that the famous UNLV basketball coach Jerry (The Shark) Tarkanian knew every high school basketball coach... View Article


School is Out

School is out, the kids are home and we are headlong into summer. With three great kids, summer is enjoyable,... View Article


“There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them.” -Bruce Lee

Elite athletes and everyday dieters know plateaus only too well. Last week’s national job numbers, the continuing threat of a... View Article


Small Business Week = Economic Development

Remember when you used to open up the hood of your car and see all of the small parts? I... View Article


What’s Under the Hood?

One of the best things about being an economic development professional is that we get to meet with hundreds of... View Article


A Must Read

An insightful and fact-filled story appeared in the Washington Post this Friday. The incredible shrinking labor force, by Brad Plumer... View Article


Small Pieces – Loosely Joined

I recently attended a presentation at MIT where a technologist suggested a book called Small Pieces Loosely Joined by David... View Article


Who is relying on us to perform?

In a few weeks the Brookings Institute will visit the Columbus Region on a worldwide tour of some of the... View Article


A world of data in our backyard

According to the 2011 IDC Digital Universe Study the world’s collected information is doubling every two years. The on-demand, information... View Article


Remember Manufacturing?

We live in an on-demand economy. If we want something, and can generally afford it, it can probably be purchased... View Article