regional economic development inc http://kbia.org en Newscast for June 24, 2013 http://kbia.org/post/newscast-june-24-2013 <p> Regional news coverage from the KBIA newsroom, including:</p><ul><li>25-year-old man killed in drug-related shooting</li><li>Five bills with children's names await Gov. Jay Nixon's signature</li><li>REDI working to help startups</li></ul><p> Mon, 24 Jun 2013 21:52:05 +0000 Kristofor Husted 35971 at http://kbia.org REDI working to help startups http://kbia.org/post/redi-working-help-startups <p></p><p>Entrepreneurs in Columbia might get a boost from a program being designed to help business startups.</p><p>The Columbia City Council last week allocated $150,000 to Regional Economic Development Inc., or REDI, with an original goal of providing loans for new small businesses.</p><p>But REDI is instead working with the University of Missouri and the Small Business and Technology Development Center to devise a program that would do more than simply provide loans.</p> Mon, 24 Jun 2013 21:44:47 +0000 Associated Press 35970 at http://kbia.org REDI working to help startups 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