Some Columbia residents think certain types of development are better for the environment and for residents who live there. They refer to these types of development as planned development or smart growth.
Kirkwood High School, Kirkwood, Mo.
With the growth of Columbia reaching more than 100,000, the unemployment line grows as well. While Columbia’s unemployment is still below the national average, it has nearly doubled over the last year making it increasingly harder to find jobs in the city.
Whitehaven High School, Memphis, Tenn.
Klein Oak High School, Spring, Texas
Changes in population — whether growth or decrease — affects a city in many ways, including additional growth or decline.
Plano East Senior High School, Plano, Texas
As Columbia’s population grows, so does the need for health care professionals to serve residents. Training schools are struggling to meet the need. It’s a problem facing communities statewide, officials said. For example, by 2025 Missouri will need more than 500,000 nurses. But more than 220 qualified applicants for the fall 2007 semester were turned [...]
Maine South High School, Park Ridge, Ill.
A growing number of Latino-owned businesses are opening in Columbia and Boone County as the population of Latinos continues to grow as well.