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Economic Index Boone County/Columbia Business Conditions Fourth Quarter 2010

97.4

97.7

97.0

94 —

95.8

96.5

96 —

96.8 2 0 0 9 Q 2

2 0 0 9 Q 3

2 0 0 9 Q 4

100.5

100.7

101.4

2 0 0 7 Q 4

99.8

2 0 0 7 Q 3

99.1

101.2

102.9

104.9 101.6

103.0

103.6

98 —

101.1

108.1 106.1 104.3

104.6 101.7

100 —

102.7

102 —

105.0

104 —

106.8

106 —

100.0

108 —

109.5

110 —

92 — 90 —

2 0 0 4 Q 1

2 0 0 4 Q 2

2 0 0 4 Q 3

2 0 0 4 Q 4

2 0 0 5 Q 1

2 0 0 5 Q 2

2 0 0 5 Q 3

2 0 0 5 Q 4

2 0 0 6 Q 1

2 0 0 6 Q 2

2 0 0 6 Q 3

2 0 0 6 Q 4

2 0 0 7 Q 1

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nside Columbia’s CEO Economic Index is a quarterly snapshot of how Columbia’s economy is doing compared to where it was five years ago. Edward H. Robb and Associates, an economic and governmental consulting firm, prepared this index for Columbia and Boone County by collecting data from the past 18 years for 10 key economic indicators: hotel taxes; deplanements at the Columbia Regional Airport; Boone County total sales tax receipts; Columbia total sales tax receipts; Boone County sales tax receipts

2 0 0 7 Q 2

2 0 0 8 Q 1

2 0 0 8 Q 2

2 0 0 8 Q 3

2 0 0 8 Q 4

2 0 0 9 Q 1

2 0 1 0 Q 1

2 0 1 0 Q 2

DATE excluding Columbia; total Boone County building permits; total Boone County single-unit building permits; total Boone County employment; total Columbia employment; and Boone County employment excluding Columbia. After analyzing the data, Robb went a step further and seasonally adjusted the figures to create the most accurate index possible. The result is a single number that indicates how robust our Columbia/Boone County economy was for a given quarter.

Prepared By E.H. Robb & Associates *The base year for all of the indices is 2000. All indices will average 100 for the 12 months of 2000. **Based on one month of analysis

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