April 17: Kenny McDonald | One Columbus | COVID-19 MINISERIES

April 17: Kenny McDonald | One Columbus | COVID-19 MINISERIES 150 150 America's Jobs Team

Carla Sones has a conversation with Kenny McDonald. Kenny talks about the importance of identifying which companies and industries are going to be an anchor in this storm, and why having strong relationships with existing industries in the community is crucial. He shares that two questions are driving his and his team’s decisions: How do we add value? And how do we build trust?

Kenny is the president and chief economic officer of One Columbus, formerly Columbus 2020, since the organization’s inception in 2010, and he is also the chair of the International Economic Development Council (IEDC) Governance Committee. He has helped lead the execution of the One Columbus Regional Growth Strategy and development of the Columbus Region’s competitiveness agenda, and he has also built local and national partnerships that have accelerated the area’s development. Kenny has over 20 years of regional economic development and management consulting experience focused on helping companies develop and execute their location strategies and helping communities achieve their goals.


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