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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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Thank You, Veterans

“Duty, Honor, Country. Those three hallowed words reverently dictate what you ought to be, what you can be, what you... View Article


Strategy in the Grocery Store Aisle

“A person buying ordinary products in a supermarket is in touch with his deepest emotions.” -John Kenneth Galbraith A trip... View Article


Often Overlooked and Absolutely Essential

FACT: 473 miles = How far a freight train can move a ton of freight on one gallon of fuel There... View Article


The United States

“We are only as strong as we are united, as weak as we are divided.” -J.K. Rowling Economic development projects require... View Article


Work With What You Have

“Gratitude turns what we have into enough.”  -Anonymous As we approach the end of the decade, the Columbus Region has... View Article


The Future of Measuring Work

“Measure what is measurable, and make measurable what is not so.”  -Galileo Galilei Would you rather have a good job,... View Article


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