Sunday, April 24, 2016

City of Columbia working to address economic fallout of MU budget cuts - Sara Maslar-Donar, KQFX

City of Columbia leaders are now working to address those cuts and come up with positive solutions to the impact the cuts will have on the local economy. Columbia Chamber of Commerce President Matt McCormick said the university is probably the biggest economic driver in the state and so it's the number one priority for local leaders to come up with solutions sooner rather than later." "We took down a joint resolution from us (the chamber), the city, the county and the school district about our support for our university," he said. "We are one community, we're in this together. We're going to work together to come up with the best solution." He said they're waiting to get final numbers from the university that would include the total number of jobs that will be cut, but they're still working with the university and its economic development department.

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