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Minority Business Program

The Minority Business Program works with local businesses in Columbia, Rocheport, Centralia, Hallsville, Ashland, and surrounding areas near Boone County, MO to assist Disadvantaged Business Enterprises (DBEs) including minority and women-owned businesses in order to compete in government and private sector economic development and business entrepreneurship opportunities.

Minority & Women Owned Business Directory

Columbia's Minority and Women Owned Business Directory is a list of minority-owned and women-owned businesses.


African American Heritage Trail

The African American Heritage Trail is a two-mile urban trail in the heart of Columbia, Mo. The trail honors local Black people and institutions from the city’s first 200 years.

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The Sharp End Entrepreneurial Development Fund is a not for profit organization that was organized in the State of Missouri to help minority and women-owned businesses prosper and grow.

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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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