Publications

REDI is Columbia/Boone County’s premier economic development organization.

REDI fact books showcase complete Columbia/Boone County demographic information

MGT of America Workforce Development Technical Training Study (Full Report – pdf)

REDI Welcome to Columbia – A great place to call home –  is your link to community information on line.

Economic development and small business resource guide.

REDI compiles a collection of KUDOS as Columbia/Boone County is consistently ranked in national publications as a great place to live, work and do business.

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Columbia/Boone County enjoys a quality public school system. The state of Missouri provides school reports for each district in the state. Department of Elementary and Secondary Education Area School Reports

A labor availability analysis released in February 2008 identifies the Columbia labor shed as a nine-county region with a population of approximately 365,000 and a civilian labor pool of over 201,000. this study identified approximately 31,000 underemployed workers – those possessing skills and/or training exceeding current job responsibilities. Nearly 97% of Columbia’s available workforce has a high school diploma and almost 70% of the workforce has some college experience. 2007-2008 Labor Analysis (pdf)

Columbia’s daily newspapers produce annual publications which highlight life in Columbia/Boone County.

Our Town - Columbia Daily Tribune 2014

Progress Edition 2014 – The Missourian

REDI annual reports provide investors and residents an overview of the organization’s yearly events and financial information

REDI 2011 Update Power point

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The Latest News

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BioPharma Cuts Ribbon at New Columbia Clinical Facility

The event gave a first look at the clinical research company’s new 11,000 square-foot laboratory and clinical facility, an expansion that included a $550,000 capital investment.