- Why Columbia?
- Expand & Relocate
- Economic Sectors
The day’s programming offers a strong lineup of entrepreneurial firepower. You’ll hear from a spectrum of successful local entrepreneurs, participate in a Lean Startup mini workshop, and learn what make a successful pitch through live demonstrations. Meet and interact with a wide range of local resources from professional services to local entrepreneurial clubs at the lunchtime Resources Mart.
NBI’s new 6,000 sq. ft. $1.5 million facility includes a research and development lab, production area and office space. NBI expects to create up to 50 new jobs in its first five years.
The event gave a first look at the clinical research company’s new 11,000 square-foot laboratory and clinical facility, an expansion that included a $550,000 capital investment.
Stacey Button will serve as REDI President and as the City’s Director of Economic Development, effective January 5, 2015. She is currently the Director of Economic Vitality in Flagstaff, Arizona.
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.
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.
The American Institute of Economic Research list of 20 Best College Towns in America looks at each town’s academic environment, quality of life, and professional opportunity.