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About Redi

REDI is a collaborative partnership committed to attract, expand, and grow business development opportunities.

Our history

REDI was founded in 1988 when community leaders recognized the need to collaborate to attract, expand, grow, and support local businesses, and preserve the area’s exceptional quality of life. Our goal as a nonprofit, public/private partnership is to enhance the vitality of local businesses and increase the number of quality, sustainable jobs in Columbia and throughout Boone County, MO. We continue to coordinate 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).
REDI is an Accredited Economic Development Organization (AEDO)
our mission
To assist in the creation of quality job opportunities that support upward economic mobility for the residents of Columbia and Boone County.
our vision
To work together with community partners in creating a better economic future for Columbia and Boone County.
our purpose
To achieve organizational excellence that reflects strategic leadership, collaborative partnerships and financial sustainability.

FUnding & Support 

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REDI is funded by the City of Columbia, Boone County, the University of Missouri, and more than 100 local businesses and municipalities to coordinate the area’s economic development and business entrepreneurship activities. REDI is governed by a 18-person Board of Directors selected by and representing its public and private investors.
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REDI is a public/private partnership committed to creating jobs by attracting new business, supporting existing business, and growing startups in Columbia and Boone County, Missouri.
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