Slide Arial Columbia MO and nearby rural locations ATTRACT new businesses
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Construction Beams EXPAND legacy businesses
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Young casual professionals in a meeting GROW startups, entrepreneurship, and
supplier diversity program
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Columbia MO downtown aerial in the evening with fireworks INVEST to create jobs
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Regional Economic Development Inc.

REDI is a collaborative partnership committed to attract, expand, and grow business development opportunities to create high-quality jobs in Columbia, Rocheport, Centralia, Hallsville, Ashland, and surrounding areas near Boone County, MO. Columbia, Missouri is a mid-sized city with a strong economy rooted in education, research, healthcare, life-sciences, and high-tech industry. REDI coordinates the area’s economic development activities to enhance the community’s economic base while preserving its exceptional quality of life. REDI is an Accredited Economic Development Organization (AEDO) as designated by the International Economic Development Council (IEDC). AEDO logo

OCTOBER BOARD MEETING INFORMATION

DATE: Wednesday, October 13, 2021 

LOCATION: Country Club of Missouri- 1300 Woodrail Ave, Columbia, MO 65203

ZOOM Link for attendees: https://zoom.us/j/92245913479

Full Board Packet available Here.

Supplier Diversity Program SEED information

Fall 2021 Grant SEED Program is open for applications at this time, beginning Monday, September 27th with a closing date of Friday, October 8th
Apply for your own business or spread the word to any other businesses you know.
Below you can find the link for the application as well as the Grant request form you will need:

Fall SEED Grant Application

Fall SEED Grant Request Form 

Please reach out to Jim Whitt, Supplier Diversity Program Director, if you need further information or instruction: james.whitt@como.gov.

Attract

Attract

new businesses and quality jobs that enhance the area's economy and community.

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Expand

Expand

the presence of existing legacy businesses and ensure a sustainable workforce.

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Grow

Grow

startup businesses and foster a stronger entrepreneurial ecosystem.

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