COLUMBIA — Most government records are open to the public at no charge. These records give citizens the opportunity to find out what’s going on, how their elected officials are spending tax dollars, how the various departments within a governmental entity work and other valuable information needed to make strong decisions for the future. Each week, the Missourian highlights a government record that is available to the public. For a complete list of Show Me the Records, go to http://columbiamissourian.com/records.
The records: The Regional Economic Development Inc. provides a profile of the characteristics of Columbia's residents and workers.
Why you'd want them: This is a report on how may people live and work in Columbia and their characteristics by age, gender, earning, industry, etc.
Where you get the records: Go to REDI's website Columbiaredi.com. Mouse over "Expand and Relocate," scroll down to the last item "Labor & Workforce," and the "Columbia/Boone County Area Live Work Profile - Nov 2012" is the first item on that page.
How much it will cost: The information is free.