EEZ http://kbia.org en Everything you need to know about Columbia's April 2 election http://kbia.org/post/everything-you-need-know-about-columbias-april-2-election <p><em>Updated: 5:40 4/2/2013</em>&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Voters went to the polls today, which close at 7pm. &nbsp;You still have time! &nbsp;Boone County Clerk Wendy Noren says <a href="http://www.kbia.org/post/cole-and-boone-county-clerks-discuss-voter-turnout">that turnout is a little low this spring</a>, mostly due to the fact that we don&#39;t have a school board race to draw out the CPS stakeholders.&nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">If that doesn&#39;t dissuade you then check our guide below:</span></p> Wed, 27 Mar 2013 16:16:17 +0000 Scott Pham 31059 at http://kbia.org Everything you need to know about Columbia's April 2 election Centralia approved for EEZ http://kbia.org/post/centralia-approved-eez <p>The Missouri Department of Economic Development announced Monday the approval of Enhanced Enterprise Zone, or EEZ, designation to the city of Centralia, Mo.</p><p>In the program, businesses could receive tax incentives as encouragement to open up shop in a certain area of the city. Zone designation is based on certain demographic criteria, the potential to create sustainable jobs in a targeted industry and a demonstrated impact on local cluster development, the department says.</p> Tue, 08 Jan 2013 23:56:49 +0000 Kristofor Husted 26995 at http://kbia.org REDI to Columbia city council: rescind EEZ ordinance http://kbia.org/post/redi-columbia-city-council-rescind-eez-ordinance <p>Columbia’s economic development leaders are officially asking the Columbia City Council to effectively drop the effort to create an enhanced enterprise zone, or EEZ, in the city. Thu, 13 Dec 2012 00:04:17 +0000 Ryan Famuliner 25839 at http://kbia.org REDI to Columbia city council: rescind EEZ ordinance EEZ discussion spills into Columbia School Board meeting http://kbia.org/post/eez-discussion-spills-columbia-school-board-meeting <p>Columbia's very public discussion about a proposed Enhanced Enterprise Zone in the city made an appearance at Monday night's School Board meeting, where residents said the policy could negatively impact education funding by reducing tax revenue to schools. The EEZ policy has been supported by some economic development groups to encourage new-business development in the city.</p><p>Five Columbia residents spoke out against the EEZ policy in the Columbia School Board's public comment session Monday night.</p> Thu, 15 Nov 2012 13:47:12 +0000 Maoling Xiong 24549 at http://kbia.org EEZ discussion spills into Columbia School Board meeting Columbia group aims to recall first ward councilman http://kbia.org/post/columbia-group-aims-recall-first-ward-councilman <p>The group Keep Columbia Free has started a campaign to recall First Ward Representative Fred Schmidt. Thu, 31 May 2012 13:20:06 +0000 Jamie Crockett 15064 at http://kbia.org Columbia group aims to recall first ward councilman Columbia City Council creates new EEZ Board http://kbia.org/post/columbia-city-council-creates-new-eez-board <p>The Columbia City Council approved a measure Monday creating a board that reviews the economic potential of underdeveloped city neighborhoods. Tue, 22 May 2012 14:02:25 +0000 Scott Kanowsky 14561 at http://kbia.org Columbia City Council creates new EEZ Board Newscast for May 22, 2012 http://kbia.org/post/newscast-may-22-2012 <p>Regional news coverage from the KBIA News room, including: Tue, 22 May 2012 13:58:39 +0000 Scott Kanowsky 14560 at http://kbia.org More changes to columbia's blight zone http://kbia.org/post/more-changes-columbias-blight-zone <p>The Enhanced Enterprise Zone Advising Board considered two options for reducing the size of the zone in Columbia at its meeting Friday.</p><p> Fri, 16 Mar 2012 21:02:26 +0000 Sarah Redohl 10716 at http://kbia.org More changes to columbia's blight zone Opponents of blight designation voice concerns http://kbia.org/post/opponents-blight-designation-voice-concerns-0 <p>In Columbia, civic leaders and residents continue to voice concerns about plans to classify nearly half of the city as an &quot;enhanced enterprise zone,&quot; designed to attract business.</p><p> Thu, 08 Mar 2012 14:53:59 +0000 Sarah Redohl 10177 at http://kbia.org Opponents of blight designation voice concerns