- Why Columbia?
- Expand & Relocate
- Economic Sectors
Columbia is ranked #6 on Forbes Best Small Places for Business and Careers list for 2014. Columbia moved up from the #20 spot in 2013.
Area Development named Columbia, Mo., the #7 Mid-Size City on its list of Leading Locations for 2014. Columbia was ranked #23 overall among the 379 Metropolitan Statistical Areas (MSA) of all sizes analyzed across the nation.
Cradle to Career’s director and supporters spoke at the June 5, 2014, REDI Membership Breakfast about their mission to improve Columbia’s student outcomes and the positive impact such improvement would have on Columbia’s students, community and economy.
Thanks to Mike’s steady hand at the helm, REDI is stronger and more diversified than ever….We will continue to reap the benefits of his efforts long after he retires and for which we will always gratefully remember Mike and the work he did here.” ~ Vicki Russell, REDI Chair
Forbes ranked all 398 current metropolitan statistical areas based on employment data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics from November 2002 through January 2014. Rankings are based on recent growth trends, mid-term growth, long-term growth and the region’s momentum.
Northwest Medical Isotopes’ expansion includes a $50 million capital investment and is expected to create 68 high-paying jobs.
The University of Missouri hosted a recognition event to honor MU inventors who have experienced entrepreneurial success in the past year.