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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On December 21, 1953 KOMU-TV8 broadcast its signal for the first time. The station is a full-power NBC Affiliate operating as an independent commercial property. KOMU-TV8 is the only university-owned commercial television station in the United States utilizing its newsroom as a working lab for students. Recognized throughout the broadcast industry as the premiere training ground for television journalists, KOMU-TV8's newsroom creates a real-life lab experience for students attending The University of Missouri prestigious School of Journalism. While KOMU-TV8 strives to bring the best education to its students, the news station also works to bring Mid-Missouri the best news coverage and has received numerous awards for it’s on air news coverage.

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