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Business Development Specialist

The purpose of Business Retention and Expansion (BRE) is to value and support existing businesses located in Boone County and to assist them with any needs related to business retention and expansion. REDI's Business Development Specialist supports this effort with a three-pronged approach.

how we support businesses

  • First, the Business Development Specialist supports business recognition activities happening in the community and creates business recognition events and initiatives that highlights the importance of individual businesses to the overall business community and to the greater community. 
  • Secondly, the Business Development Specialist serves as a business concierge who acts as a liaison between developers, businesses and government to help the business community  navigate city and county regulatory processes.
  • Finally, the Business Development Specialist represents REDI in a collaborative effort to address workforce issues including the development of educational programming and technical skill building that addresses employer needs and supports individuals seeking careers that offer professional growth and financial stability. 
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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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