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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.


Silicon Valley + the Midwest = Powerful Partnership

“Great things are done by a series of small things brought together.” -Vincent Van Gogh This week’s New York Times... View Article


Growth and Change: A Practical Guide

“Transformation is a process, and as life happens there are tons of ups and downs. It’s a journey of discovery.... View Article


Putting All Options on the Table

“Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to reform (or pause and reflect).” -Mark... View Article


Time to Invest

“You cannot escape the responsibility of tomorrow by evading it today.” -Abraham Lincoln Conditions for economic growth remain very good... View Article


Throw Your Weight Around

“Creativity is one of the last remaining legal ways of gaining an unfair advantage over the competition.” -Ed McCabe Leverage... View Article


From the Tax Code to the Shop Floor

“People love chopping wood. In this activity one immediately sees results.” -Albert Einstein Federal tax changes have prompted companies to discuss... View Article


Working Towards Win-Win Relationships

“I think globalization cannot be stopped—no one can stop globalization, no one can stop trade. If trade stops, the world... View Article


Fighting for Peace

“We take peace not as a dormant situation, but as one to be fought for – like winning an armed... View Article


Facing the Challenge of a New Age

As we pause to celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., I’m struck again by his words and his wisdom. Whatever... View Article


Transition or Transformation?

“Cheers to a new year and another chance for us to get it right.” -Oprah Winfrey Welcome to 2018. Economic development... View Article