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.
The goal of our Maker City Economic Development Plan is to fosters local, small-scale manufacturing as a way to revitalize The Loop and create new economic opportunities. We introduced our regular Maker Workshops--usually done in cooperation with one of our three shared spaces on the street--as a way to help start-up businesses by sharing expertise […]Continue Reading
Since 2019 The Loop has celebrated and supported local makers, artisans, and manufacturers at our bi-annual Maker Market. Every Spring and Fall, we gather the best makers, artisans, cooks, and crafters and give CoMo a chance to discover handcrafted, one-of-a-kind items. Even during pandemic when we shifted our Maker Market to Instagram, Columbians logged on to […]Continue Reading
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 […]Continue Reading
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 […]Continue Reading
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 […]Continue Reading