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Call for Vendors – Artificial Turf

The Loop Community Improvement District is transforming a vacant lot on the Business Loop into a community pop-up park. We are a not-for-profit organization creating a public space and are seeking products either at-cost or via donation. Vendors contributing to this public project will receive recognition on-site and through various […]

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Call for Vendors – Fencing Estimate

The Loop Community Improvement District is transforming a vacant lot on the Business Loop into a community pop-up park. The lot will be fenced on four sides and we are seeking estimates on cost. We will not need installation. Installation is planned for April 27 so product must be received […]

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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 […]

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The Loop and the Hyperloop

If you’ve been hearing the hype about the Columbia Loops and want to know more, make plans to attend the next Hawthorn College Event! Bill Turpin, CEO of the Missouri Innovation Center and Interim Associate Vice Chancellor for Economic Development at the University of Missouri, shares information about the St. […]

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Call for Vendors – Watering/Landscape Services

The Loop Community Improvement District is transforming a vacant lot on the east side of the Business Loop into a community pop-up park and is installing a bike repair station and seating area on the west side. Both projects will include potted plants. Volunteers will be planting large 12 water […]

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Spaces for Local Makers

A team of experts from Smart Growth America, Recast City, and the Economic Development Administration just spent three days here in Columbia touring small manufacturing sites, holding roundtables with makers, and hosting a Makers Town Hall that had more than 150 Columbians in attendance. They loved our city and were […]

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Join us for a Makers Town Hall

You’re invited to participate in a special community town hall on the evening of March 12 at Parkade Plaza, 601 Business Loop 70 West, Rm. 241. The Loop CID is partnering with REDI on a new initiative to strengthen the Business Loop, reinvest in our spaces, and support more small-scale […]

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Columbia Board of Realtors® Grant Announcement

The Columbia Board of Realtors® has received a $5000 Placemaking grant from the National Association of REALTORS® to help fund a portion of the Business Loop Community Improvement District’s Corridor Plan. The funds will help build a bike repair station near the new MKT‐Parkade Bike Boulevard, transforming an unused section […]

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City Manager Search

The City of Columbia invites community members to provide their input on the values and attributes that are desired in Columbia’s next city manager. The public involvement process is important so all voices are heard. Every Columbia resident is welcome to share their thoughts on personal and professional characteristics they’d […]

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Good Food, Good Business

The University of Missouri Extension presents the Growing Local Food Economies: Good Food, Good Business conference which will show how food system initiatives and strengthened rural-urban linkages impact producers, communities and regional economies. Keynote speaker Dr. Becca Jablonski from Colorado State University will lead the morning discussion highlighting relevant data and […]

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Loop Board Meeting

The Loop Community Improvement District Board of Directors Meeting 601 Business Loop 70 W #128 Thursday, Feb. 21, 2019 8:00 am Approval of Minutes Approval of Financials Committee Reports Pop Up Lot Committee Small Scale Manufacturing Committee – Site Visit Overview Director’s Report Small Scale Manufacturing Outreach CDBG Funding Public […]

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