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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Little Dixie Contruction

Little Dixie Construction (LDC) serves as a general contractor for commercial and industrial clients. Widely known for manufacturing, warehousing, and office buildings, LDC also has extensive experience and proven expertise in specialty work, such as apartment-style buildings, long-term care facilities, and resort projects. Based in Columbia, Missouri-in the heart of the area known as Little Dixie- projects have spread throughout mid-Missouri and into the Kansas City area. Established in 1964, LDC has worked steadily to build skills, capabilities and a high quality finished product. Projects have grown from buildings of 5,000 square feet to 200,000 square feet. The value of these projects has grown from $250,000 to $13 million. The annual sales figure of LDC has also grown from $1 million to $20 million.

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Orion Data Centers begins operations in Columbia

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