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BioConvergence® Celebrates 10 Year Anniversary

Bloomington, IN (April 21, 2016) – BioConvergence is pleased to announce it has reached its tenth year of operations. Starting in 2006, the company was a service provider to the pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical sectors, and since then has expanded to the animal... read more

Land Use Planning

Land use planning, or “zoning” as most of us know it, is a critical function of local government that can have profound impact on individual property owners and our community as a whole. Zoning has been around since a United States Supreme Court opinion in 1926... read more

Business pitch competition at Ivy Tech

BLOOMINGTON – The Gayle & Bill Cook Center for Entrepreneurship at Ivy Tech Community College’s Bloomington campus hosted its first student business pitch competition on Friday, April 1. The Duke It Out Pitch Competition, sponsored by Duke Energy, took place at 1... read more

Economic Growth Region 8 Data Released

The Indiana Department of Workforce Development recently released updated Economic Growth Region 8 data. Economic Growth Region 8 consists of Brown, Daviess, Greene, Lawrence, Martin, Monroe, Orange, and Owen counties. The full report can be found here:(LMR_12.15_R8... read more

Join the BEDC Team!

PROJECT ASSISTANT Bloomington Economic Development Corporation (BEDC) is looking for a full-time, enthusiastic, flexible, and highly motivated Project Assistant who can work autonomously and as part of a team. The Project Assistant supports the mission of the BEDC and... read more

Bloomington Technology Conference Announces April 2016 Lineup

Bloomington, IN (March 1, 2016) – The Combine, an annual conference for technologists, entrepreneurs and innovators, has announced dates and speakers for its 2016 event. This year’s Combine will feature workshops, a main speaker stage, networking events and... read more

New Careers in Healthcare and Technology

The following post appeared in the Bloomington Herald Times:   New Careers in Health Care Lynn Coyne, President and CEO, Bloomington Economic Development Corporation Many people are using wearable devices to track their fitness and weight goals.  These little... read more

BEDC Engages Small Businesses at WestGate Academy

The Bloomington Economic Development Corporation (BEDC) and local business resources began hosting Open Hours at WestGate on January 19th. Open Hours provides local entrepreneurs and small business owners the opportunity to interact with regional business support... read more

BEDC Presents Annual Report and Looks to 2016

Bloomington, Indiana (January 20, 2016) – The Bloomington Economic Development Corporation (BEDC) reported on 2015 economic development efforts to its members, community leaders, and stakeholders during its annual meeting on January 20. BEDC presented information on... read more

Bloomington Code School Announces Spring 2016 Session

Bloomington, IN (January 5, 2016) – The Bloomington Technology Partnership (BTP) has announced the next session of Bloomington Code School, its program designed to help the community learn web development and design skills to fill open tech jobs in the area. The... read more

BEDC Participates in Westside Branding

The Monroe County Redevelopment Commission has hired Schmidt & Associates to conduct a Place Making project for the West Side Economic Development Area. The Westside Economic Development Area (WEDA) was established as a Tax Increment Finance District in 1993 to... read more

BTP Hosts Annual Tech the Halls Event

On Tuesday, December 15th, the Bloomington Technology Partnership (BTP) hosted its annual Tech the Halls event, a celebration of the local tech sector’s achievements in 2015. Over 60 technology leaders, software developers and tech entrepreneurs were in attendance.... read more