The City of Columbia is one of the most desirable locations to start, expand or relocate a business in the St. Louis metropolitan area.
The Illinois portion of the St. Louis area has experienced strong economic growth over the past few years and continues to be a hot spot for development. Known in today's real estate circles as the Metro East, this area offers thousands of acres of prime development sites supported by one of the most cost-effective intermodal transportation systems in America, located just across the Mississippi River from the downtown skyline.
Monroe County has easy access to St. Louis via I-255 and the Jefferson Barracks Bridge. Several large firms and a host of small businesses already enjoy the benefits of Columbia's easy access to major markets coupled with small town quality of life.