Columbia Ranked #7 Mid-Size Leading Location

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.


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REDI Downtown Incubator

REDI's Downtown Incubator, next door to REDI’s headquarters, serves as an affordable, 24-hour office space for entrepreneurship in Columbia, providing resources and space for local entrepreneurs.


Columbia #1 "Best-Performing Cities"

Columbia ranks #1 with strong performances across the board. Growth in high-tech GDP and the number of high-tech industries drove its top ranking.

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Kaleidoscope Videoconferencing

Kaleidoscope Videoconferencing is a videoconferencing reseller and integrator located in Columbia, Missouri. We provide videoconferencing technology solutions and training – for clients in education, business, medicine, and the military – that make communication easier. Our high level of technical proficiency and years of experience allow us to construct conferencing systems that meet each of our customers’ unique requirements. We have a reputation for providing outstanding service to the business and education communities. We have consistently proven our commitment to satisfying our clients, from small rural K-8 school districts to large corporations. Kaleidoscope Videoconferencing has been owned and operated by J Scott Christianson since he founded the company in 1998.

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CenturyLink is the third largest tele-communications company in the United States. The company provides broadband, voice and wireless services to consumers and businesses across the country and advanced entertainment services under the CenturyLink™ Prism™ TV and DIRECTV brands. As a leading provider of Internet, TV and Voice, CenturyLink works hard to make your services more accessible, more affordable and less complicated. Headquartered in Monroe, Louisiana, CenturyLink is a S&P 500 company and is included on the Fortune 500 list of America's largest corporations.

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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.