The Loop Community Improvement District directs resources to programs that fulfill our goal of creating a street that is safe, vibrant, healthy, and welcoming to all.

We recently completed a 10-year Corridor Plan to revitalize the Business Loop and a comprehensive economic development plan to attract local, small-scale manufacturers to the area and these guide our efforts. 

CoMo Cooks Minority Scholarships

The CoMo Cooks Shared Kitchen is a commercial kitchen and food business incubator located on The Loop. Our mission is to encourage the growth of local food entrepreneurs by creating opportunities for those without easy access to a commercial kitchen, including those who have been historically impacted by racial, social, and economic inequality. One way […]
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CoMo Cooks Shared Kitchen

The CoMo Cooks Shared Kitchen is now open in our permanent location on The Loop. CoMo Cooks gives all cooks a chance to turn their recipes into a business reality, regardless of background, income, or status. Our mission is to provide accessible, inclusive, and affordable kitchen space for local food-based businesses and small-batch producers. The […]
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The Packing House

We're pleased to introduce The Packing House, a component of our CoMo Cooks Shared Kitchen designed for local growers interested developing and manufacturing value-added food products. We teamed up with Root Cellar and Greenbelt Land Trust of Mid-Missouri on a USDA Local Food Promotion Program grant . This grant will build local food system resilience and help our region adapt […]
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Pop-Up Herb Garden

We teamed up with Ranjana Hans of Raw Roots Turmeric to plant an herb garden during our STEAM Bus Brunch event. Ranjana grows and processes Ayurvedic herbs for use in smoothies, teas, and even coffee and she showed up to the park with flats of herbs for us. We had a lot of little helpers […]
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CRE[8] Maker City Brand

Our goal is to support and promote our diverse maker community and raise awareness of how critical local makers are to the economic vitality of the area. We know small makers don't have big ad budgets and that's where we can help with joint branding and a shared marketing campaign. We've created a brand that […]
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Columbia, MO 65203
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