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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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Celebrating our Interdependence

“All have their worth and each contributes to the worth of the others.” -J.R.R. Tolkien We all agree that the... View Article


The Economic Development Cemetery

“Science is a cemetery of dead ideas.” -Miguel de Unamuno Cemeteries are places to remember loved ones, yet they are... View Article


Feedback is Fuel

“Think small. Don’t pretend you know the answers. Experiment; get feedback. These are all the premises of ‘Think Like a... View Article



“Problems don’t shrink when you think about them. They grow.” -Rick Warren As we think about the next decade, now... View Article


From Good to Great

“No matter what your walk of life, no matter how big or small your enterprise, no matter whether it’s for... View Article


Economic Development at its Best

“Don’t settle for average. Bring your best to the moment. Then, whether it fails or succeeds, at least you know... View Article


Challenging Tradition

“Your margin is my opportunity.“ -Jeff Bezos I was sent this Forbes article about disruption in higher education and I encourage you... View Article


Building Community

“Any fool can write a book and most of them are doing it; but it takes brains to build a... View Article


Invest in People and Partnerships

“For our own success to be real, it must contribute to the success of others.” –Eleanor Roosevelt We’ve written repeatedly... View Article


Business & Capitalism

“The inherent vice of capitalism is the unequal sharing of blessings; the inherent virtue of socialism is the equal sharing... View Article