About REDI

REDI (Regional Economic Development, Inc.) is available to answer your economic development questions and help make Columbia and Boone County, Missouri, home to your business. Organized in 1988 to promote positive economic expansion in Columbia and Boone County, REDI is a nonprofit, public/private partnership that works to provide increased economic opportunities for the area while maintaining a high quality of life.

REDI acts as a local point of contact for any company that requests information about Columbia and Boone County. In addition to providing available site and building information, comprehensive area demographics and labor availability studies, REDI organizes community tours, facilitates community leader introductions when prospective companies visit the area and acts as a liaison for local utilities and city government. REDI also serves as a liaison with the State Department of Economic Development to provide customized state incentive proposals and coordinates the Chapter 100 Revenue Bond application process. Once a company locates in Columbia or Boone County, REDI assists in groundbreaking and ribbon-cutting ceremonies.


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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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