2.9%
Columbia’s unemployment rate as of July 2018.

3.4%
Missouri’s unemployment rate as of July 2018.

4.1%
United States’ unemployment rate as of July 2018.

7%
Columbia’s cost of living is seven percent below the national average.

2014
The year Moberly Area Community College began offering a mechatronics degree, which was designed to address the need for more workers skilled in manufacturing.

38
Number of MACC graduates with a mechatronics degree.

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