- Why Columbia?
- Expand & Relocate
- Economic Sectors
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.
Columbia offers small-town friendliness with big city features and a high quality of life for people of all ages and interests. Columbia is a great place to live due to a low cost of living, an excellent education system, outstanding health care facilities, abundant entertainment opportunities, beautiful parks and trails, a clean environment and much more.
MU’s strategic contribution to the vitality and growth of the statewide and more specifically the regional economy of Central Missouri is reflected in its role as a provider of jobs, contributor to increased tax revenues, and a means of enhancing value-added economic and social capital.
Teamwork is key at the Bond Life Sciences Center where internationally-recognized interdisciplinary research teams are working 24/7 solving problems in human and animal health, the environment and agriculture.
Located near the largest university-based research reactor in the country, the life science business incubator provides an environment conducive to company growth and a place for researchers to further develop their research into profitable companies.