The Columbia metro area economy continues to improve, but slowly. Residential construction is a shining star; new building permits are up 120 percent over last year, and median home prices have increased 5.4 percent. Major commercial construction projects have also buoyed the economy, with nearly $8 million under construction in May, up 18.3 percent over 2010. But unemployment, tax receipts and home sales still lag behind last year’s figures.

Columbia Regional Airport






Recent News

Business Loop Improvement Plan Approved

Over the past few months, I’ve written exclusive online pieces for CBT celebrating creative ways cities have revitalized areas, added public gathering spaces, and...

Opening Day at the Gardens

Opening Day at The Gardens signals the start of patio season for St. James Winery and Public House Brewing Company. Join them for a full...

REDI Presents: Women Founders Pitch Night

The first Women Founders Pitch Night is scheduled for April 26. Central Bank of Boone County is hosting and sponsoring this event in partnership...

Arbor Day Tree Giveaway

Arbor Day tree giveaway at Columbia Farmers Market Columbia Parks and Recreation and the TreeKeepers volunteer group will collaborate for the annual Arbor Day...

Monarch Title Company New Location

Monarch Title Company is opening a new location in Osage Beach. This will be in addition to their locations in Columbia, Jefferson City, Boonville,...