Calling all Makers and Manufacturers!

  Columbia is home to makers, creators, and fabricators. People brew beer in their basements, roast coffee in their kitchens, or build furniture in their garages. Others work in textiles or garment construction. School kids board the STEAM Bus to learn coding and engineering skills with a Raspberry Pi. Small-scale manufacturing […]

2018 Annual Report

The Business Loop Community Improvement District is pleased to present our 2018 Annual Report. We’ve been working on strengthening the economic vitality of the street and have recently completed a ten-year, corridor-wide improvement plan focusing on beautification, traffic management, and public space. Property Values The steady increase in property values […]

Welcoming Artisan Industries

Under the city’s new development code, activities on mixed-use corridors such as ours have been expanded to include uses previously prohibited but now recognized as creative ways to spark vitality and economic development. One category that caught our eye was something called “artisan industries.” Artisan industries are defined as small-scale […]