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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.


Thank you!

Hem your blessings with thankfulness so they don’t unravel. ~Author Unknown Perhaps Thanksgiving is the most American holiday we celebrate.... View Article


Our Greatest Ability

Don’t measure yourself by what you have accomplished, but by what you should have accomplished with your ability. John Wooden... View Article


Preparing our Workforce for the Workplace

Last week I attended a discussion held by Junior Achievement of Central Ohio with educational and business leaders to get... View Article


Hard To Beat

“It’s hard to beat a person who never gives up.” Babe Ruth This past week many witnessed a World Series... View Article


Studying History – Looking Forward

Ten years ago few economic development groups had their eyes on China as a place to develop business. Now nearly... View Article


In Search of the Magic Elixir

Leaders from Alexander the Great (323 B.C.) to Juan Ponce de Leon (1513) have searched for the fountain of youth.... View Article


Strong and Silent

The Ohio State’s Fisher College of Bussiness and General Electric released a significant report on middle market companies and held... View Article


“Make a Dent in the Universe.”

Originality is not doing something no one else has ever done, but doing what has been done countless times, but... View Article


Adapting to the Needs of a New Economy

There are 1,167 community colleges in the United States. Of the 12.5 million students, 61% are employed full-time, and once... View Article


Getting Everyone on the Field

My children are still young enough that their activities, particularly sports, are about participation. Everyone gets a shot, and everyone... View Article