Do the Work

March 20, 2017

“‘Life is struggle.’ I believe that within that quote lies the most important lesson in entrepreneurship: Embrace the struggle.”
-Ben Horowitz, author of The Hard Thing About Hard Things: Building a Business When There Are No Easy Answers

The value of work cannot be denied. There is an addictively good feeling when a sale gets made, a product delivered, a building constructed, a mission accomplished. Even if the work is extremely difficult, underappreciated and the pay is less than it should be, the value in doing something hard and getting it done brings a pride few other things can deliver.

Economic developers know that when our economy grows, work is created and lives are changed for the better. Opportunities to design, finance, construct, deliver and build companies and communities come from behind-the-scenes work done by a lot of people coming together. Beyond the complex strategies, organizational charts and leadership maxims, there lies hard work.

This week let’s accept the challenge, put our heads down and do the small, unseen things that make big dreams possible.

-Kenny McDonald

One Columbus Update

  • This week, the One Columbus team is traveling to Europe for meetings with companies. Back at home, our team is hosting companies considering the Columbus Region.
  • The new Columbus Region Overview Brochure provides a look into the Region’s economy, from market access and operating costs to major employers and workforce advantages. Contact Nick Reshan at for complementary print copies.