- Why Columbia?
- Expand & Relocate
- Economic Sectors
Mike Brooks was presented the 2014 Governor’s Career Service in Economic Development Award by Missouri Governor Jay Nixon.
Pictured, left to right, are Missouri Governor Jay Nixon, REDI President Mike Brooks, and Missouri Department of Economic Development Director Mike Downing.
eMed, a Medical Entrepreneurship Community providing an ecosystem for the Life Science and Digital Health entrepreneur, has ranked the MU Life Science Business Incubator at Monsanto Place as one of the top 5 life sciences incubators in the United States.
Best College Reviews has named Columbia #29 on its 50 Best College Towns In America list.
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.
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.