redi http://kbia.org en REDI doesn't support removal of Columbia postal center http://kbia.org/post/redi-doesnt-support-removal-columbia-postal-center <p>The Board of Directors of Regional Economic Development Inc., or REDI, says it’s not ready for the U.S. Postal Service to cut jobs in Columbia.</p><p>The Postal Service currently is considering moving 42 of 133 Columbia postal employees to Kansas City or St. Louis, or possibly shutting the Columbia center down entirely. Fri, 12 Apr 2013 22:59:54 +0000 L.C. Chandler 31981 at http://kbia.org REDI doesn't support removal of Columbia postal center State tax-credit bill makes its way through senate, but comes with a price http://kbia.org/post/state-tax-credit-bill-makes-its-way-through-senate-comes-price <p>Sponsored by Eric Schmitt of St. Louis County, the <a href="http://www.senate.mo.gov/13info/BTS_Web/Bill.aspx?SessionType=R&amp;BillID=17149793">Missouri Export Incentive Act</a> would create some new tax incentives, and put caps on others. The bill creating new tax credits cleared a Senate committee Wednesday.</p><p>The bulk of the bill is dedicated to tax credits for technology facilities and data storage centers. Exporters and self-employed Missourians also would benefit.</p> Fri, 15 Feb 2013 14:24:18 +0000 Hilary Niles 28950 at http://kbia.org State tax-credit bill makes its way through senate, but comes with a price 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 Kirksville development org. recognized for school funding http://kbia.org/post/kirksville-development-org-recognized-school-funding <p>Kirksville Regional Economic Development (K-REDI) was recognized by the new Missouri School of Dentistry and Oral Health for helping jump start the school&rsquo;s funds with their initial donation.&nbsp;</p><p> Tue, 19 Jun 2012 16:34:26 +0000 Nicole Krasavage 16132 at http://kbia.org Kirksville development org. recognized for school funding 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?