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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.


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


The Special Relationship

The Columbus Region is blessed to have over 40 colleges and universities within its 11-county footprint. The assets, thought leadership,... View Article


Thanks to a Resilient Industry

The Atlanticpublished a story last week that looked closely at the hardest hit industries since the 2007 recession began. The... View Article


North America vs. The World

Last week I read a blog post from the U.S. Department of Commerce written by Under Secretary of Commerce Francisco... View Article


Thank you!

Hem your blessings with thankfulness so they don’t unravel. ~Author Unknown Perhaps Thanksgiving is the most American holiday we celebrate.... View Article


Our Greatest Ability

Don’t measure yourself by what you have accomplished, but by what you should have accomplished with your ability. John Wooden... View Article


Preparing our Workforce for the Workplace

Last week I attended a discussion held by Junior Achievement of Central Ohio with educational and business leaders to get... View Article