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Initiatives

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 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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Street Art

You may have noticed new 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. This is year two of the Loop Street Art Project and we've got another round of local artists adding some […]
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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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14 Business Loop 70 East
Columbia, MO 65203
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