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Growing Businesses through Entrepreneurship Programs

REDI Hub clients and CoMo Cooks get businesses an outlet to expand. REDI strives to grow startup businesses and foster a stronger entrepreneurial ecosystem. One way REDI does this is through its entrepreneurship programs. “The basic entrepreneurship program is becoming a Hub Client through REDI,” Jay Sparks, entrepreneurship coordinator, says. The REDI Hub: What Is Read More »


Fostering a Strong Entrepreneurial Ecosystem

The CoMo Supplier Diversity Program offers business assistance to minority- and women-owned businesses. The Supplier Diversity Program is one way REDI helps grow startup businesses and fosters a strong entrepreneurial ecosystem across Mid-Missouri. The Supplier Diversity Program, directed by James Whitt, has a strategic priority to build a strong and vibrant minority, women’s, and disadvantaged Read More »


Cooking Up Food-Based Entrepreneurs in Mid-Missouri

How CoMo Cooks, a shared commercial kitchen, prepares food-based entrepreneurs for success Regional Economic Development Inc. (REDI) has supported the Boone County community for more than 30 years. One way REDI has done this is by working with community partners to create programs that support local entrepreneurs. To work with food-based entrepreneurs in Mid-Missouri, REDI Read More »


Support for Entrepreneurs: Podcast Studio

The podcast studio at REDI in Columbia, Missouri aims to remove barriers to producing audio narratives Podcasts can be big business for entrepreneurs looking to show off their brand. For companies that can pick a topic, produce a show worth listening to, and successfully promote it, podcasts have proven to deliver results. But stepping into Read More »