Ear to the Ground

September 17, 2018

“The best way to persuade people is with your ears – by listening to them.”
-Dean Rusk

It is always good to listen. It is especially important to listen if you work in economic development. What are business leaders focused on to drive profit and growth? What are elected leaders saying in their stump speeches? What are the men and women in the office or the plant concerned with? What are civic leaders holding meetings about?

2018 has been a year where we have listened carefully to these groups and more. As I look back at my notes from several recent meetings, it gives me a good picture of the narrative in the Columbus Region, and perhaps the country.

What’s in your word cloud?

-Kenny McDonald

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