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The Economic Development Matters blog brings you the latest perspectives from Columbus 2020 President and CEO, Kenny McDonald.

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From Good to Great

“No matter what your walk of life, no matter how big or small your enterprise, no matter whether it’s for... View Article


Economic Development at its Best

“Don’t settle for average. Bring your best to the moment. Then, whether it fails or succeeds, at least you know... View Article


Challenging Tradition

“Your margin is my opportunity.“ -Jeff Bezos I was sent this Forbes article about disruption in higher education and I encourage you... View Article


Building Community

“Any fool can write a book and most of them are doing it; but it takes brains to build a... View Article


Invest in People and Partnerships

“For our own success to be real, it must contribute to the success of others.” –Eleanor Roosevelt We’ve written repeatedly... View Article


Business & Capitalism

“The inherent vice of capitalism is the unequal sharing of blessings; the inherent virtue of socialism is the equal sharing... View Article


Let’s Be Clear

“Music is powered by ideas. If you don’t have clarity of ideas, you’re just communicating sheer sound.“ -Yo-Yo Ma Economic... View Article


Work the Problem from all Angles

“If we just let our vision of the world go forth, and we embrace it entirely, and we don’t try... View Article


Simply Serve

“Everybody can be great, because everybody can serve. You don’t have to have a college degree to serve. You don’t... View Article


The Future Favors

“Audaces fortuna iuvat.” –Virgil Translation: Fortune favors the bold.  The Future Favors… As we look out over the next decade, we... View Article