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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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“Make a Dent in the Universe.”

Originality is not doing something no one else has ever done, but doing what has been done countless times, but... View Article


Adapting to the Needs of a New Economy

There are 1,167 community colleges in the United States. Of the 12.5 million students, 61% are employed full-time, and once... View Article


Getting Everyone on the Field

My children are still young enough that their activities, particularly sports, are about participation. Everyone gets a shot, and everyone... View Article


Constructing a Dialogue, Improving our Economy

To all of the Columbus2020! investors and allies that took time from their busy schedules last week to attend our... View Article


Closing Loopholes, Staying Ahead of the Curve and Saying Thank You… Again

Our economic development system is beginning to close loopholes and cast a bigger net for opportunities. I am not talking... View Article


High-Growth Companies in a Slow-Growth Economy

Last week, 11 Ohio companies were named to the Inc. 500 list and more than 50 Central Ohio companies were... View Article


Turbulent Times

Originally distributed August 22, 2011 “A time of turbulence is a dangerous time, but its greatest danger is a temptation... View Article


Building Blocks

Originally released August 15, 2011 Last Friday the Columbus2020! team, along with the Columbus Chamber of Commerce and The Columbus... View Article


The Case for the United States

Originally Posted on August 8, 2011 There is a lot of America “bashing” going on right now. Some of the... View Article