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Economic Development in Missouri

Every day, Missouri is engaged in a global competition for jobs, business expansions and relocations, and private sector investment in our economy. In the 21st Century, businesses can locate nearly anywhere in the world, and we want…

COU Reaches New Heights

December 31, 2007 - (Columbia Mo) - Columbia Regional Airport - CLOSED. As a result of continued declines in passenger numbers and the inability to secure a reliable air service provider, the City of Columbia will close Columbia Regional…

What’s Happening In Real Estate

Last year was an interesting one for the Boone County residential real estate market. The market for 2016 was stagnant when compared to 2015. The sale of detached single family homes through the Columbia MLS system in the Columbia Public…

BOOTS TO BUSINESS

War is hell … and for some veterans, so is civilian life. When disabled veterans finally make their way back home from a tour of duty, it can be hard for them to feel like they truly belong in their community, much less in the workplace.

2016 Sentiment Survey

The dark days of the Great Recession may finally be receding with the years in Columbia’s collective memory as the economic recovery slowly takes hold in the local business community. Our latest CEO Sentiment Survey reveals a…

MADE IN MID-MISSOURI

“Made in the USA” is a badge of honor proudly borne by the products of the American manufacturing sector. Did you know that many of those “Made in the USA” goods are produced right here in Boone County?

HEALTHY MOVES

Columbia has always been a medical mecca. The health care industry is a dominant player in the local economy, employing more people than any other sector. The city is home to the second-most hospital beds per capita in the country.

POWER POINT

If you think “smart building” technology is a product of the 21st century, well … you would be wrong. Dial back your assumptions to the early 1980s, when a young, American-educated immigrant settled in Columbia

Crafty Business

Columbia is a creative place — just ask the Missouri Arts Council, which gave CoMo the council’s first “creative community” award in 2007. Art is all around us here but it isn’t that easy to make a buck in the creative field. There’s a…

SHOW ME THE SALES

John Sebree hasn’t lived in the Show-Me State for long, but he likes what he sees. “I am really loving Columbia,” he says. “Everyone has been so incredibly nice and welcoming, too.” The 48-year-old native Kentuckian arrived in Columbia…