Business Beat: Nov. 16, 2011

Nov 16, 2011

This week: KBIA reports from Southeast Missouri on what the Army Corps of Engineers is doing to prepare for another possible flood disaster.  Plus Columbia residents approved a new sales tax. 

Six months after floodwaters covered southeast Missouri, communities are still recovering from the destruction.  The Army Corps of Engineers is holding community meetings across the state to better handle a future situation.  KBIA's Carah Hart visited the flood plains in south Missouri in the autumn.  She tells us what she saw, and the current problems farmers and communities endured. 

Downtown Columbia residents have approved a new sales tax for the downtown area in order to improve the city's commercial district. KBIA's Rachel Path reports.