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Bloomington, Ind. – The Bloomington Economic Development Corporation and Community Foundation of Bloomington & Monroe County announced today that they jointly received a $50,000 planning grant from Regional Opportunity Initiatives (ROI). This money will be used to develop a Quality of Place and Workforce Attraction Plan for Monroe County. The plan will detail how the county can improve quality of life, attract and retain top talent for our workforce and attract new businesses and investment to the region.

Community members are invited to participate by using the online survey link: http://bit.ly/MonroeQoP

Read the full press release 


Explore the 2018 online edition of In Good Company, a publication of the BEDC created inpartnership with the Herald-Times.
Read stories about our community’s workforce, innovative partnerships, economic successes, and unparalleled quality of life.


The BEDC is searching for the next President of our organization.  The President of the BEDC is responsible for the BEDC’s consistent achievement of its mission and daily operations. The President leads the organization as to new initiatives and strategies in economic development. The President reports to the BEDC Board of Directors and specifically to the Chair of the Board and the BEDC Executive Committee. The requirements include at least two years of economic development experience.  

To review the job description and requirements, interested parties may submit their cover letter and resume via indeed at this link  

About the BEDC: The BEDC is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to the retention, development and attraction of quality jobs in Monroe County.  The BEDC is led by a partnership of private industry leaders, the City of Bloomington, Monroe County, Indiana University and Ivy Tech Community College–Bloomington.  

BEDC Mission Statement: The BEDC is the catalyst for retention, development and attraction of quality jobs in Monroe County. The BEDC fulfills its mission through the following strategic initiatives:

  • Providing leadership on issues that affect business growth, challenges to job creation and the long-term competitiveness of our economy.
  • Facilitating retention and expansion of primary employers and key industries.
  • Driving development and attraction of targeted businesses to our greater community.



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