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The historic columns on Mizzou's campus in Columbia (2022 file photo courtesy of the MU News Bureau's Sara Diedrich)

Mizzou is still Columbia’s largest employer; VU now third on list

The historic columns on Mizzou’s campus in Columbia (2022 photo courtesy of the MU News Bureau’s Sara Diedrich)

The University of Missouri is still Boone County’s largest employer, by far.

Columbia’s Regional Economic Development Incorporated’s (REDI) website says Mizzou has 8,612 employees. It’s followed by the number two employer, which is University Hospital and Clinics, also known as MU Health Care. They have more than 5,200 employees. Columbia Public Schools (CPS) and the city of Columbia are also two of Boone County’s top ten employers.

Columbia’s Veterans United (VU) Home Loans is now the third-largest employer in the entire county, with more than 3,500 employees.  And health care continues to be a major employer in Columbia: MU Health Care, the Truman VA medical center and Boone Hospital Center are all in the top ten.

REDI president Stacey Button joined host Fred Parry Saturday morning for the one-hour “CEO Round Table” on 939 the Eagle. Click here to listen to the full interview.


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