REDI investors can take pride in their part in helping Columbia and Boone County businesses succeed in a healthy local economy that provides quality jobs and a high quality of life. Investments by private businesses provide crucial operating funds that make it possible for REDI’s public/private partnership to attract, retain, expand and grow business. Investment is available at four levels, with increasing benefits for each.

  • Council of 10 Investors

    $10,000+ Annual Investment

    Council of 10 Investors receive all Associate, Sustaining and Leader level benefits, plus:
    Recognized as Council of 10 Investor on signage during REDI events.
    Listing as Council of 10 Investor in REDI online and printed publications.
    • city of columbia MOColumbia, Missouri, is a mid-sized city with a strong economy rooted in education, research, healthcare, life sciences and high-tech industry. With a highly skilled labor force, access to transportation and an excellent quality of life, Columbia has much to offer businesses of every type and size.
    • Boone County MissouriBoone County, Missouri, offers small-town friendliness with big-city features. Boone County offers a low cost of living, excellent education system, outstanding health care facilities, beautiful parks and trails, clean environment and quiet residential neighborhoods. Its central location near major highways, rail access and air service makes Boone County attractive to many businesses.
    • University of MissouriBusiness in Missouri’s heartland has benefited from more than 175 years of public and private investment in the University of Missouri, one of America’s great flagship and land-grant universities. MU powers the economy and increases mid-Missouri’s visibility by preparing a highly educated workforce, conducting world-changing research, and generating jobs.
    • Boone Electric CooperativeBoone Electric serves its member-owners who own their cooperative, with a mission to provide reliable electric energy at the lowest possible cost based on sound business practices and cooperative principles. Boone Electric is dedicated to providing the best service to families and businesses, and to being active members of the community
    • Boone Hospital CenterBoone Hospital Center is a 397-bed full service hospital located in Columbia, Mo. Boone Hospital Center has been named the #1 hospital in mid-Missouri by US News and World Report and is designated as a Magnet® Hospital for Nursing Excellence by the American Nurses Credentialing Center.
    • Central Bank of Boone CountyCentral Bank of Boone County is a community bank committed to exceeding your expectations. Founded in 1857, the bank is a full-service financial services provider.  From home loans and investments to business expansion and sophisticated cash management systems, Central Bank of Boone County offers everything the big banks offer, with local service from local people.
    • Commerce BankThrough Commerce Bank’s super-community strategy, Commerce delivers sophisticated, competitive products with high levels of personal service. Commerce Bank provides a diversified line of financial solutions to individuals and businesses. Solutions include business and personal banking, trust and brokerage, cash management, international banking, and capital market services.
    • Hawthorn Bank logoHawthorn Bank is a publicly-traded, full-service community bank with 26 branches located throughout central, western and southwest Missouri. Founded in Jefferson City more than 150 years ago, Hawthorn Bank takes pride in helping communities grow - like Columbia - by serving the needs of small businesses.
    • Simmons Bank logoSimmons Bank has approximately $17.6 billion in total assets with more than 2,700 associates across eight states. But still, Simmons takes pride in being a community bank that just happens to have the strength of one of the premier banks in the region. By investing in our friends and neighbors, Simmons Bank empowers local leadership to make decisions at the local level.
    • Veterans United Home LoansBased in Columbia, Mo., the national lender financed more than $5.1 billion in loans in 2014. Its mission is to help Veterans and service members take advantage of the home loan benefits earned by their service. In 2012, Veterans United was named the No. 29 private job creator by Inc. Magazine and No. 21 best medium place to work by Great Place to Work.
  • Leader Investors

    $5,000+ Annual Investment

    Leader Investors receive all Associate and Sustaining level benefits, plus:
    Company’s name and logo displayed full screen in rotation on a video monitor in REDI’s reception area.
    Company's name, logo and description displayed on the REDI website.
    Listing as Leader Investor in REDI online and printed publications.
    • 3M For over 45 years technology and science have been at the core of 3M Columbia’s manufacturing site. 3M Columbia makes products for a variety of markets including health care, food safety, solar energy, and electronics. 3M has a solid history of strong financial performance and customer satisfaction.
    • Columbia Water and LightCity of Columbia Water and Light delivers reliable, safe and cost effective water and electric service to meet Columbia’s citizen owners’ needs, while providing exceptional customer service and environmental stewardship.
    • discovery ridgeDiscovery Ridge is an emerging research park development near Missouri’s top public research university, the University of Missouri. It’s becoming a thriving environment of business and research activity in an atmosphere of innovation, collaboration and creativity.
    • First State Community BankFirst State Community Bank is a financial leader in Missouri. Founded in 1954, First State Community Bank has demonstrated an unyielding commitment to serving its clients and partners. Whether opening a Junior Savers account with $1 or closing a multi-million dollar commercial loan, First State Community Bank aims to find the right solution for you.
    • Huebert Builders IncFounded in 1986 to perform Commercial, Institutional and Educational Construction Services in Central Missouri, Huebert Builders has successfully completed more than $60 million in construction projects throughout the State of Missouri. Our portfolio showcases a range of projects as large as $6.5 million.
    • Joe MachensJoe Machens Dealerships is an automotive group in mid-Missouri. With locations in Columbia and Jefferson City we are the largest volume dealer group in the State of Missouri. We currently have 18 locations including 16 brands, two body shops and a rental department.
    • Mediacom Join over 70,000 businesses that have already made the switch to Mediacom Business. Mediacom Business offers internet, phone and TV services delivered by people living and working in your hometown who understand your business needs. With a coast-to-coast fiber network, Mediacom Business offers bandwidth and connectivity with speeds of 1 Gigabit and beyond.
    • shelter InsuranceThe Shelter Insurance® group of companies is a leader in the insurance industry, providing customers with exceptional service and products.  Since 1946, we have become one of the most financially sound super-regional insurance groups.  Our corporate headquarters are in Columbia, Missouri, and products include auto, home, life, and business insurance.
  • Sustaining Investors

    $2,500+ Annual Investment

    Sustaining Investors receive all Associate level benefits, plus:
    Company name displayed in rotation on a video monitor in REDI’s reception area.
    Company name displayed in rotation on the REDI website.
    Listing as Sustaining Investor in REDI online and printed publications.
  • Associate Investors

    $1,000+ Annual Investment

    REDI investors engage in the economic development initiatives of Columbia and Boone County through participation in REDI meetings and events alongside City, County, University and private sector representatives. Investor benefits include:
    Newsletters, announcements, press releases and invitations to REDI events.
    Complimentary admission to REDI’s quarterly meetings and mixers, annual meeting and special events.
    Participation in election of board members representing private investors.
    Opportunity to serve as a voting director on the REDI Board, if elected.
    Opportunity to reserve and use REDI training and meeting rooms.
    Listing on REDI’s website and in REDI publications.


    • Addison’s and Sophia’s
    • Alliance of Realtors
    • Allstate Consultants
    • Ameren Missouri
    • Atkins Companies
    • Boone-Central Title
    • Burrell Behavioral Health
    • Capitol Paving and Construction
    • City of Ashland
    • City of Centralia
    • Columbia Area Career Center
    • Columbia Board of Realtors
    • Columbia College
    • Columbia Daily Tribune/Tribune Publishing
    • Columbia Insurance Group
    • Columbia Mall
    • Columbia Orthopaedic Group
    • Columbia Public Schools
    • Crawford Construction
    • The District - Downtown Community Improvement District
    • Emery Sapp & Sons, Inc.
    • Engineering Surveys & Services
    • Fechtel Beverage
    • House of Brokers Realty
    • Klingner & Associates
    • KOMU 8 & Mid Missouri CW
    • Lathrop GPM LLP
    • Lindner Properties
    • Little Dixie Construction
    • Maher Commercial Real Estate
    • Maly Commercial Realty, Inc.
    • McClure Engineering Company
    • Mid-Continent Financial Services
    • Miller’s Professional Imaging
    • Missouri Employers Mutual Insurance
    • Moberly Area Community College - MACC
    • Moore & Shryock, LLC
    • Nabholz Construction
    • Nanova, Inc.
    • Orscheln Properties Company, LLC
    • Plaza Commercial Realty
    • Professional Contractors & Engineers
    • PTC Laboratories, Inc.
    • River City Construction
    • SilverTree Companies - Realty
    • The Harold E. Johnson Companies, Inc.
    • The Loop CID
    • TIG Advisors
    • Tiger Institute/Cerner Corporation
    • University of Missouri-School of Medicine
    • Winter-Dent & Company