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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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Is Our Workforce Tapped Out?

“Your workforce is your most valuable asset. The knowledge and skills they have represent the fuel that drives the engine... View Article


A Simple Note

“As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to... View Article


Here They Come

“Each generation goes further than the generation preceding it because it stands on the shoulders of that generation. You will... View Article


By Any Means Necessary?

“Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance, you must keep moving.” -Albert Einstein Economic growth, labor participation... View Article


Big Stuff and Little Stuff: The Pursuit of Economic Development Success

“Stories create community, enable us to see through the eyes of other people, and open us to the claims of... View Article


Boots on the Ground

“We need to learn to set our course by the stars, not by the lights of every passing ship.” –... View Article


Invest in the U.S.

Invest in the U.S. This week, hundreds of companies will visit our country at the Select USA Investment Summit in... View Article


Can one of the country’s most dynamic economies be built in the Midwest?

Today’s Economic Development Matters is by guest author Alex R. Fischer, president and CEO of the Columbus Partnership. These days,... View Article


Our Towns

“I have to see a thing a thousand times before I see it once.” -You Can’t Go Home Again by... View Article


The People Behind the Projects

“I follow three rules: Do the right thing, do the best you can, and always show people you care.” -Lou... View Article