High-tech companies give Columbia high marks

Sunday, October 21, 2007 | 9:42 p.m. CDT; updated 10:30 p.m. CDT, Monday, July 21, 2008

COLUMBIA — Despite a lack of “shovel-ready” sites, the Columbia area ranks among the top regions in the country for a high-tech company to build a data center, a consultant hired by Regional Economic Development, Inc., told the group on Wednesday.