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Columbia has fastest growing economy in Missouri

Sep 27, 2013
10th and Elm in downtown Columbia
KBIA File Photo / KBIA

The US Bureau of Economic Analysis issued rankings showing Columbia as the fastest growing economy in Missouri.

Columbia Chamber of Commerce endorses Proposition B

Oct 25, 2012

The Columbia Chamber of Commerce board of directors has formally endorsed Proposition B, a measure on the November ballot that would raise in the state’s tobacco sales rate to 90 cents per pack. 

Micro-businesses showcased at Columbia fair

Oct 17, 2012
Ryan Shiner / KBIA

Small businesses don’t always get to showcase their work, but in Columbia, they had the ability to network with other businesses at the Microbusiness Fair and Reception Tuesday.

The Columbia Chamber of Commerce put on the fair at the Stoney Creek Inn. Chamber President Don Laird said this gives businesses an opportunity to network. 

“The main thing that we had hoped was for those who were participating, to gain access to some new knowledge, some new products," Laird said. "Anything someone else is doing to give them a chance to be able to see what else is out there.”

Columbia regional airport moves toward goals

Jun 25, 2012
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Columbia Regional Airport is getting close to its goal of raising a half a million dollars from the private sector. The money would be used to try to land another connecting flight to the airport.