Chamber Endorses Prop 1 – County Road and Bridge Tax

The Columbia Chamber of Commerce has endorsed Boone County Proposition 1 on the August 8 special election ballot. Prop 1 renews a half-penny countywide sales tax to provide significant funding for the next decade for good county roads and bridges. Prop 1 also continues county-shared funding for City of Columbia projects more than $18 million … 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


Columbia Chamber of Commerce Supports Smart Grid Improvements and SB 190

As the Missouri State Senate is expected to bring up SB 190, sponsored by Sen. Ed Emery (R-31), the Columbia Chamber of Commerce announces its support for the bill. SB 190 establishes the Missouri Economic Development and Infrastructure Act. It will focus on developing a “smart” electrical grid for the state that is expected to … Continued


Congress Members Share Visions on Reforming the Country’s Capital Markets

Heads of local financial institutions, members of Congress and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce came together to discuss reforming the country’s capital markets. The Columbia Chamber of Commerce partnered with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Center for Capital Markets Competitiveness (CCMC) to host a Financial Services Roundtable yesterday at Stoney Creek Hotel & Conference Center. … 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