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Minority Business Program

The Minority Business Program works with local businesses in Columbia, Rocheport, Centralia, Hallsville, Ashland, and surrounding areas near Boone County, MO to assist Disadvantaged Business Enterprises (DBEs) including minority and women-owned businesses in order to compete in government and private sector economic development and business entrepreneurship opportunities.

Minority & Women Owned Business Directory

Columbia's Minority and Women Owned Business Directory is a list of minority-owned and women-owned businesses.

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Minority Business Enterprise Grants

In 2023, ten grants totaling $50,000 were awarded to MBE businesses based on their submitted proposals.

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African American Heritage Trail

The African American Heritage Trail is a two-mile urban trail in the heart of Columbia, Mo. The trail honors local Black people and institutions from the city’s first 200 years.

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