enhanced enterprise zone http://kbia.org en 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 Columbia residents rally against EEZ plans http://kbia.org/post/columbia-residents-rally-against-eez-plans-0 <p>In what continues to be one of the most divisive issues in Columbia, a proposed Enhanced Enterprise Zone was the topic of more public discussion and a rally at last night&rsquo;s Columbia City Council meeting.&nbsp;</p><p>Columbia residents rallied last night to express frustrations over the Enhanced Enterprise Zone and what they believe to be a nonresponsive municipal government.</p> Tue, 19 Jun 2012 14:15:36 +0000 J. Evan Arnold 16124 at http://kbia.org Columbia residents rally against EEZ plans 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 Inside the EEZ Part 3: A closer look at the program http://kbia.org/post/inside-eez-part-3-closer-look-program <p>In February, Regional Economic Development, Inc. proposed an Enhanced Enterprise Zone in Columbia. Facing a public backlash, city council has thrown out the original proposal, and will possibly start the process over, this time with more community input. &nbsp;In part three of her three part series, KBIA&rsquo;s Sarah Redohl tells us some of the EEZ statute is tough to explain. Fri, 11 May 2012 11:30:33 +0000 Sarah Redohl 13918 at http://kbia.org Inside the EEZ Part 3: A closer look at the program Inside the EEZ Part 2: Where is blight? And where isn't it? http://kbia.org/post/inside-eez-part-2-where-blight-and-where-isnt-it <p>Regional Economic Development Inc., or REDI, proposed an Enhanced Enterprise Zone in Columbia in February. The state program offers tax incentives to businesses investing in economically depressed areas. On Monday, Columbia City Council voted to throw out the original proposal, and possibly start the process over. It&rsquo;s not yet clear whether the same area would be proposed for an EEZ, but KBIA&rsquo;s Sarah Redohl analyzed the old data to see how it measured up to the blight designation. Thu, 10 May 2012 10:30:33 +0000 Sarah Redohl 13864 at http://kbia.org Inside the EEZ Part 2: Where is blight? And where isn't it? Inside the EEZ Part 1: A fit for Columbia? http://kbia.org/post/inside-eez-part-1-fit-columbia <p>A proposed enhanced enterprise zone in Columbia has generated a lot of discussion for the last few months. Concerns about the designation of blight required for the EEZ have been widely discussed in the news and at city council meetings. On Monday, Columbia City Council voted to throw out the original proposal and possibly start the process over. &nbsp;In part 1 of her 3 part series on the EEZ program, KBIA&rsquo;s Sarah Redohl explores whether Columbia is different from other EEZs. Wed, 09 May 2012 14:30:33 +0000 Sarah Redohl 13784 at http://kbia.org Inside the EEZ Part 1: A fit for Columbia? Enhanced enterprise zones in Columbia http://kbia.org/post/enhanced-enterprise-zones-columbia <p><strong style="margin-top: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; padding-top: 0px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 0px; padding-left: 0px; border-top-width: 0px; border-right-width: 0px; border-bottom-width: 0px; border-left-width: 0px; border-style: initial; border-color: initial; border-image: initial; font-size: 15px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(68, 68, 68); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; line-height: 22px; ">Watch the show and join the conversation on the<a href="http://intersectkbia.weebly.com/" style="margin-top: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; padding-top: 0px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 0px; padding-left: 0px; border-top-width: 0px; border-right-width: 0px; border-bottom-width: 0px; border-left-width: 0px; border-style: initial; border-color: initial; border-image: initial; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(12, 76, 162); ">&nbsp;Intersection website.</a></strong></p><p> Mon, 12 Mar 2012 23:07:47 +0000 Rehman Tungekar 10421 at http://kbia.org Enhanced enterprise zones in Columbia Columbia makes changes to its EEZ proposal http://kbia.org/post/columbia-makes-changes-its-eez-proposal <p>The ongoing debate over the Enhanced Enterprise Zone in Columbia prompted a change today. The proposed blight zone for Columbia is now a little bit smaller.&nbsp; The Enhanced Enterprise Zone Advisory Board unanimously voted in favor of eliminating six portions of the original blight zone.&nbsp;</p><p> Fri, 09 Mar 2012 23:00:39 +0000 Emily Hauger 10291 at http://kbia.org Columbia makes changes to its EEZ proposal