Growing a Powerhouse City: Leading Together

Guest: Kenny McDonald

It takes a village to raise a city.  That twists traditional wisdom, but it’s true: no one leader can improve an urban landscape alone.  It takes a group of leaders in public and private partnership. When they’re united by one vision, their city can grow into a powerhouse.  Kenny McDonald oversees that for Columbus, Ohio – a city that’s launched into a bold future…most recently, as the site for Intel’s newest, largest chip plant.  As president of the Columbus Partnership, McDonald upholds and advances the shared vision of the city’s CEOs.  In this episode, he shares how that works so effectively – and what other urban leaders can learn from the Partnership’s example.

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Kenny McDonald

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Innovative Leadership, New Economy, Workforce Development


Columbus Partnership, Urban Leadership, City Development