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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.


Economic Development Budgeting in an Uncertain World

“Strategy is a commodity, execution is an art.” -Peter Drucker Allocating resources to execute your economic development strategy is always... View Article



“It’s stunning to me what kind of an impact even one person can have if they have the right passion,... View Article


Manufacturing as an Innovation Strategy

“It is not enough to be industrious; so are the ants. What are you industrious about?” -Henry David Thoreau If... View Article


Riptides of Change

“Intelligence is the ability to adapt to change.” ​​-Stephen Hawking Jeffrey J. Selingo of the Washington Post recently noted that... View Article


In the New Midwest, All Good Things Are Possible

“There is more latent value in the Midwest than anywhere else on earth.” -Andy Jenks, Partner, Drive Capital ​ The... View Article



“I think there are things that we can all do to build resilience in ourselves, but also to build resilience... View Article


Our Hearts are with Texas

The National Weather Service has indicated that Hurricane Harvey is beyond anything experienced. In addition to the immediate concern we... View Article


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