Workforce Development Update: Collaboration

The Workforce Development Division is moving forward and is currently working with state, local and regional organizations regarding workforce data collection efforts, partnership building, collaboration activities, and is exploring workforce solutions with area businesses.

Recently, the Chair of the Chamber’s Workforce Development Committee, Dr. Jeff Lashley, MACC, hosted an official from the Missouri Economic Research and Information Center (MERIC). Through this newly developed alliance, committee members learned about Boone County labor market information. Base-lining workforce data is helpful to ensure that the workforce committee has a core understanding of mid-Missouri’s workforce characteristics. 
Future workforce development meetings will likely include the engagement of other partner organizations that are ready to assist with meeting business workforce needs. If you or someone on your team are interested to speak with the Chamber about workforce topics, please contact Mark Bauer at or at (573) 817-9115. 


300 S Providence Rd
PO Box 1016
Columbia, Mo 65205