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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.


Can We Get Better As We Get Older?

“You are as young as your faith, as old as your doubt; as young as your self-confidence, as old as... View Article


Exit Interviews

“Everyone you will ever meet knows something you don’t.” -Bill Nye We are living in an era with too much... View Article


Essential Partners

“Plans to protect air and water, wilderness and wildlife are in fact plans to protect man.” -Stewart Udall We all... View Article


A People Business

“Business is a human organization, made or broken by the quality of its people.” -Peter Drucker Economic development is accelerated... View Article


Local Leadership, Global Platforms

“Life doesn’t make any sense without interdependence. We need each other, and the sooner we learn that, the better for... View Article


Doing the Work

“I learned the value of hard work by working hard.” -Margaret Mead Great athletes and their teams practice hours and... View Article


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