Columbia, 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 excellent quality of life. Columbia, Rocheport, Centralia, Hallsville, Ashland, and surrounding areas near Boone County, MO have much to offer local businesses of every type and size.

REDI is the point of contact for business development and business entrepreneurship in Columbia and Boone County, MO. REDI provides site and building information, comprehensive area demographics and labor availability, community tours, community leader introductions, and customized state incentive proposals to prospective businesses and site selectors.

  • Incentives

    A tax-abatement incentive program based on Chapter 100 Revenue Bonds is available in Boone County. For program policy and qualifying criteria, contact Bernie Andrews, REDI Executive Vice President, at 573-441-5541 or

    Chapter 100 Policy