The Loop Awarded Federal Grant to Support Local Manufacturing

The Business Loop Community Improvement District (CID) is one of six organizations in the nation selected to receive technical assistance tailored to help Columbia identify and support local, small-scale manufacturing along the Business Loop Corridor. This type of manufacturing is locally-based and focused on the production of tangible, artisan goods. […]

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 […]