The Loop



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. 

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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Street Art

You may have noticed the artwork popping up along the Business Loop and it's all part of our vision for a more attractive and appealing street--and one that celebrates and supports local makers and artisans. The Loop Street Art Project selected 10 local artists and graphic designers, gave them a 4' x 8' canvas, and […]
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CoMo Cooks Shared Kitchen

CoMo Cooks Shared Kitchen 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 CoMo Cooks project benefits the community by: Encouraging the growth of local food entrepreneurs […]
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Community Pop-Up Park

We transformed a vacant lot into a community park with the help of Boone Electric Cooperative, Sherwin-Williams, and volunteers with ForColumbia. We now have a place for special events, public gatherings, or lunch with friends. Not only are we activating previously unused space and drawing people to The Loop, it’s proof-of-concept for future development. The […]
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Sidewalk Graphics

We knew major infrastructure changes on the street would take several years to coordinate so until then, we decided to take a DIY approach to beautification. We created a toolkit of environmental graphics which reflects our brand and the vibe of the street and then bought about 20 cans of brightly colored paint. Our graphics […]
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14 Business Loop 70 East
Columbia, MO 65203
(573) 443-LOOP
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