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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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The Uncertain Road Ahead

“Reports that say that something hasn’t happened are always interesting to me, because as we know, there are known knowns;... View Article


The Essential Ingredient

“Real estate cannot be lost or stolen, nor can it be carried away. Purchased with common sense, paid for in full and... View Article


A Different View

“If there is anything that we wish to change in the child, we should first examine it and see whether... View Article


Prep Time

“There is no short cut to achievement. Life requires thorough preparation – veneer isn’t worth anything.” -George Washington Carver Our... View Article


The Luxury of Yes or No

“Again and again, the impossible problem is solved when we see that the problem is only a tough decision waiting... View Article


The People Business

“Attitude is more important than the past, than education, than money, than circumstances, that what people do or say. It... View Article


Getting Better

“I have no special talent. I am only passionately curious.” -Albert Einstein The economic development world will assemble in a... View Article


Genchi Genbutsu

“Unless you walk out into the unknown, the odds of making a profound difference in your life are pretty low.”... View Article


Business Aftercare

“Every economy loses about 10% of its jobs annually due to retirements, business closings, product life cycles, etc. Existing businesses... View Article


Setting a Standard

“Records are made to be broken. It is in man’s nature to continue to strive to do just that.” -Richard... View Article