2018 Third Quarter Cost of Living Statistics Released for Columbia

COLUMBIA, Mo. – Numbers continue to prove that living in Columbia is easier on your bottom line. Living costs in Columbia were 7.3 percent below the nationwide average according to the ACCRA Cost of Living Index provided by the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER). Columbia received a composite index figure of 92.7 for … Continued

2017 First Quarter Cost of Living Statistics Released

Numbers released show the cost to live in Columbia is cheaper than the national average. Living costs in Columbia were 7% below the national average according to the ACCRA Cost of Living Index provided by the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER). Columbia received a composite index figure of 93 for the first quarter … Continued

2016 Cost of Living Statistics Released

The cost to live in Columbia has again fallen below the national average. Living costs in Columbia were 5% below the nationwide average according to the ACCRA Cost of Living Index provided by the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER). Columbia received a composite index figure of 95.0 for 2016. The figure refers to … Continued

Leadership Visit 2018 Blog

The Chamber is conducting its fifth annual community Leadership Visit to learn from a peer city; this year heading to Michigan to dialogue with leaders from Ann Arbor and Washtenaw County. A total of 71 Chamber member businesses, as well as civic, nonprofit, education, and other local leaders will participate in the visit September 11-13. … Continued

Relocating

Relocating Resources Columbia is a great place to live for many reasons. We have an excellent school system, state-of-the-art healthcare facilities, entertainment opportunities galore, low cost of living, a clean environment and much, much more. The book 50 Fabulous Places to Raise Your Family has this to say: "Columbia is a fast-growing city, valued for … Continued

Columbia

About Columbia, Mo Community Profile Recreation Education Business Healthcare Relocating Community Profile Columbia offers small-town friendliness with big city features and a high quality of life for people of all ages and interests. Though the city was founded on education, its location also makes it an attractive spot for businesses and travelers. Located on Interstate … Continued

Leadership Visit 2016 Blog

The Columbia Chamber of Commerce is leading a delegation of 58 community and business leaders from a cross-section of Columbia/Boone County’s business, civic, education and nonprofit sectors to Fort Collins, CO for our third annual trip. This is the place to keep up with the discussions of each session and day. These are the key … Continued

May Member News 2021

Member News is a monthly blog post dedicated to sharing Chamber members’ upcoming events or major news. If you have something to share, email the Chamber’s Director of Communications and Marketing, Mary Kate Hafner, at [email protected] Veterans United Home Loans, the nation’s largest VA purchase lender, was named to Fortune Magazine’s list of 100 Best Companies … Continued

February 2018 Member News

MEMBER NEWS The Central Bank of Boone County Board of Directors named Ajay Vinze to the board at its December meeting. Vinze is dean of the University of Missouri Robert J. Trulaske, Sr. College of Business. Chairman of the Board Steve Erdel welcomes Vinze’s broad business and academic expertise. Job Point proudly announces a new … Continued