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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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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


Adapt to Thrive

“Enjoying success requires the ability to adapt. Only by being open to change will you have a true opportunity to... View Article


Beyond the Headlines

“Well done is half begun.” -Aristotle Everyone loves positive economic development headlines in their hometown newspaper. The ribbon cuttings are a... View Article


Can’t Say It Any Better

JUST DO IT. -Nike Sometimes I read something that perfectly encapsulates what I am thinking. So this week, I think... View Article