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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.


Hard Work Fulfills Dreams

“We must open the doors of opportunity. But we must also equip our people to walk through those doors.”  – Lyndon... View Article


You’re Welcome

“Onboarding starts with satisfying the most basic of Maslow’s psychological needs: belonging. New hires shouldn’t arrive to an empty cube... View Article


Ear to the Ground

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


An Industry to Measure, Monitor, Improve and Celebrate!

“Real happiness lies in the completion of work using your own brains and skills.” -Soichiro Honda Manufacturing is both global... View Article


Is Our Workforce Tapped Out?

“Your workforce is your most valuable asset. The knowledge and skills they have represent the fuel that drives the engine... View Article


A Simple Note

“As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to... View Article


Here They Come

“Each generation goes further than the generation preceding it because it stands on the shoulders of that generation. You will... View Article


By Any Means Necessary?

“Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance, you must keep moving.” -Albert Einstein Economic growth, labor participation... View Article


Big Stuff and Little Stuff: The Pursuit of Economic Development Success

“Stories create community, enable us to see through the eyes of other people, and open us to the claims of... View Article


Boots on the Ground

“We need to learn to set our course by the stars, not by the lights of every passing ship.” –... View Article