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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Columbia Daily Tribune

The Columbia Daily Tribune, is one of two daily newspapers in Columbia, Missouri and is the most widely circulated newspaper in Mid-Missouri. The paper it delivered evenings Monday through Friday and mornings on Saturday and Sunday. The Tribune was founded in 1901 and has been in the Waters family since 1905. In 2011 Vicki Russell became the first female publisher The paper is environmentally friendly, using in excess of 90% recycled newsprint. The paper is available online at

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REDI's Pitch Competition, Ignition, April 10

Click for more details, then follow link to submit your entry to pitch via PitchBurner. Pitch entry deadline April 3, 2015. Pitch Competition April 10, 2015.