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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.


Staying on Offense

Defense may win championships, but it is no way to build an economy. The USA, Ohio, and the Columbus Region... View Article


A Safe, Prosperous Place

This past weekend has seen yet more bloodshed in Afghanistan and the killing of two senior U.S. officials in what... View Article


A Valuable Contribution

I am very fortunate to lead a team of economic development professionals and interact with peers statewide, nationally and internationally.... View Article


Getting Better – Roadblocks Ahead

  This week Columbus2020 will release a report that looks back at the 4th quarter of 2011 and provides a... View Article


The United Marketplace of America

“Our supply chain is a weapon of mass competition,” Matt Rose, BNSF Railway There are many things that united America,... View Article


Economic Development Matters

A mentor of mine once told me that people need to be reminded more than they need to be taught.... View Article


Marketing to a new kind of leadership

The Left Hand Rocks the Cradle, the Right Hand Rules the World – DeBeers Economic Development marketing is all about... View Article


The Freedom to Achieve

Our society is becoming polarized politically and economically. Rising inequality in educational and economic opportunity are real issues that states... View Article


What is next for the practice of economic development?

I believe in the practice of economic development. I believe that it is the consistent, innovative work of communities, regions... View Article


Smart and Healthy

Patrick Lencioni is a best-selling author of management books, and having read many of his books I was excited to... View Article