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

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Future Tense

“The world’s biggest problems are the world’s biggest business opportunities.” -Peter Diamandis The world certainly has problems – social, economic,... View Article


Today, Tomorrow and the Next Day

“You must do the thing you think you cannot do.” -Eleanor Roosevelt Economic development certainly matters as we’ve said on... View Article


The Primary Focus

“Good health and good sense are two of life’s greatest blessings.” -Publilius Syrus The economy doesn’t rest for anything or anyone. It continues through... View Article


Market Principles

“Obey the principles without being bound by them.” -Bruce Lee This past week has served as a reminder of the... View Article


Tenuous future or terrific opportunity?

“The data tell us where we’ve been and how we got here; in the hands of innovators and visionaries the... View Article



“I saw my hometown burning that day.” -Rodney King Everyone is from somewhere. They have a place they call home... View Article


Prepare for the Big Game

“Today I will do what others won’t, so tomorrow I can accomplish what others can’t.” -Jerry Rice The Super Bowl... View Article


We Can Do That?

“I am here today to cross the swamp, not fight all the alligators.” -Rosamund Stone Zander Economic developers make a... View Article


Economic Development Matters

“When women do better, economies do better.” -Christine Lagarde, IMF Managing Director The U.S. jobs report last week was once... View Article


Getting Back to Business

“A soft, easy life is not worth living, if it impairs the fibre of brain and heart and muscle. We must... View Article