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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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12 Months / 365 Days

“The first step towards getting somewhere is to decide you’re not going to stay where you are.” -J.P. Morgan 12... View Article


A Cast of Characters

“Your life is like a play with several acts. Some of the characters who enter have short roles to play, others,... View Article


When the Game Changes

[Why didn’t you go for two?] “Because I couldn’t go for three.” -Woody Hayes The games of football, baseball, and... View Article


Looking Ahead

I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving and wish you all a joyful start to the holiday season. As we... View Article


One More Year

“Starting strong is good. Finishing strong is EPIC.” -Robin Sharma As we enter the holiday season and gather for our... View Article


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