- Why Columbia?
- Expand & Relocate
- Economic Sectors
Columbia jumped nine spots to finish first among the small cities. It had strong performances across the board, with growth in high-tech GDP and the number of high-tech industries driving its top ranking.
Dr. Sean Siebert, Invent Yourself, LLC and Chair, REDI Entrepreneurial Task Force for the #BOOM 2014 Event and Pitch Competition is bringing a new focus and reach for entrepreneurship in mid-Missouri. Contact Dr. Siebert to get involved:
Phone: (573) 220-8196
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
LinkedIn: Dr. Sean Siebert
Startup Weekend Columbia is highlighted by the Missouri Partnership as one of Missouri’s best entrepreneurial events! Kudos to Heidi Fuhrman & team at the Museao!
Livability a company dedicated to America’s best places to live and visit ranks Columbia, Missouri #4 in the Top 10 College Towns for 2013.
CNN has listed Beyond Meat as one of the top ten innovative companies to watch in 2013! Click here to read the details.
“The wage growth we are experiencing is a result of new jobs created through the combination of existing employer expansions, new employers to the community, and entrepreneurial companies that have experienced tremendous growth.”
“Under 30 CEO” Announces in the Small Cities: Population 100,000 – 250,000 category Columbia, Missouri – the second best place in the nation for entrepreneurs in 2013!
Fast fact: Home of University of Missouri.
Pros: Aura of college town, reasonable cost of living, median home price $167,000, high doctors per capita.
Con: Weather extremes.
COLUMBIA, Mo. – Veterans United Home Loans, based in Columbia, Mo., was recognized as the No. 29 job creator in the United States yesterday in Inc. magazine’s inaugural Hire Power Awards. The awards honor America’s 100 top private job creators over the past three years. Veterans United generated 564 jobs from 2008 to 2011.
Columbia is constantly growing with a strong economy based on the education, healthcare and insurance industries. Columbia works to attract new businesses to our area and diversify its economy in order to assure a prosperous future for our community.