Thank You, Veterans

November 11, 2013

“History does not long entrust the care of freedom to the weak or the timid.” -Dwight D. Eisenhower

On this Veterans Day we would like to extend a simple thank you to all veterans who continue to defend freedom all over the world and protect the United States of America.

The opportunities we have to grow our economy, improve our quality of life and build strong communities all come from the sacrifices made by our veterans. Please consider giving a veteran an opportunity to grow your business by visiting

Kenny McDonald

One Columbus Update

  • Last week, our team traveled to Europe to speak with several companies considering entry into the North American market. Interest remains strong for investment in the United States based on energy prices and growth in the U.S. consumer market. This week, our team is in Mexico visiting companies and participating in the Global Cities Initiative.
  • The 10X Startup Accelerator wraps up this week. Demo Day is this Friday, and will feature an unveiling of the 10X Class of 2013 and keynote speaker Paul Singh.
  • Congratulations to Experience Columbus, who recently certified the 1000th Certified Tourism Ambassador (CTA) as part of the of Greater Columbus Tourism Ambassador Program. The program is aimed at empowering locals to be ambassadors for their city, and Columbus is the fastest destination out of 18 nationwide to reach the milestone.
  • Congratulations to the Columbus Urban League for a successful 2013 Empowerment Day. Luncheon keynote Rosalind Brewer, CEO of Sam’s Club, was inspirational as she shared personal experiences and perspectives with luncheon attendees.