Public Leadership

November 7, 2016

“Your nation will succeed or fail to the degree that all of us citizens and businesses alike are active participants in building strong, sustainable and enriching communities.”
-Arnold Hiatt, Former CEO of Stride Rite

Election day is a great time to remember that the public sector plays a vital role in private sector growth and economic development. Public leaders at all levels of government must have private sector growth in order to achieve their goals and the private sector needs public investment to provide the infrastructure, sponsored research, policies and practices to keep us competitive with other nations.

As economic developers, we often build a bridge between the public and private sector. We appreciate the public sector’s willingness to serve and we look forward to dialogue and debate about how to achieve broad based, dynamic and sustainable growth. Government invests in economic growth to retain and to grow the economic base, to attract employers that are creating new jobs and making substantial capital investments, and to nurture and often fund entrepreneurs and small businesses. All are important and necessary.

To civic leaders everywhere, please help those elected to serve effectively. To those who are running, very best of luck to you in this election. The business, academic and non-profit communities can help you serve your constituents and achieve even greater things than you’ve imagined.

-Kenny McDonald

One Columbus Update

  • This week, the One Columbus team is in Europe to meet with companies. We’re also hosting companies who are considering expansion in the Columbus Region.
  • Next week, our team will host a multi-sector, customized trade mission to Mexico for Columbus Region companies looking to establish or enhance their market in Mexico. Our team will also travel to Los Angeles to meet with companies and consultants.