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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.



“Be curious, not judgmental.” -Walt Whitman We will be taking a few weeks off from the Economic Development Matters blog,... View Article


Finding Our Way

“The reality about transportation is that it’s future-oriented. If we’re planning for what we have, we’re behind the curve.” -U.S.... View Article


The State of our Region

“Average leaders have quotes. Good leaders have a plan. Exceptional leaders have a system.” -Urban Meyer At¬†Economic Development 411¬†each year,... View Article


Adapt or Perish

“Adapt or perish, now as ever, is nature’s inexorable imperative.” -H.G. Wells It is with great gratitude that I write... View Article


Back to Work

“The first responsibility of a leader is to define reality. The last is to say thank you. In between, the... View Article


Public Leadership

“Your nation will succeed or fail to the degree that all of us citizens and businesses alike are active participants... View Article


In Plain Sight

“The best customer of American industry is the well paid worker.” -Franklin D. Roosevelt American workers are some of the... View Article


All Investment is Local

“Without promotion, something terrible happens… nothing!” -P. T. Barnum Great empires and countries have promoted trade around the world for... View Article


Playing to the Base

“A nation is not made wealthy by the childish accumulation of shiny metals, but it is enriched by the economic... View Article


Mr. October

“The only reason I don’t like playing in the World Series is I can’t watch myself play.” -Reggie Jackson There... View Article