About BEDC

The catalyst for retention, development and attraction of quality jobs in Monroe County.


Our Story

The BEDC is a not-for-profit corporation dedicated to the retention, development, and attraction of quality jobs in Monroe County. The BEDC is funded through memberships and grants from private industry, the City of Bloomington, Monroe County, Indiana University, and Ivy Tech Community College-Bloomington.

Since 1985, BEDC has been dedicated to enhancing the vitality of our community. As the leading economic development organization for Bloomington/Monroe County, we are focused on increasing opportunities whether it’s through supporting our existing businesses, tackling workforce issues, or fostering entrepreneurial activity.

Leadership

Providing leadership on issues that affect business growth, challenges to job creation and the long-term competitiveness of our economy.

Retention/Expansion

Facilitating retention and expansion of primary employers and key industries.

Attracting Employers

Driving development and attraction of targeted businesses to our greater community.

THE TEAM

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Lynn Coyne

President

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Lynn has been involved in economic development throughout his careers as a practicing attorney, as Assistant Vice President for Real Estate and Economic Development and Associate Counsel at Indiana University, and now as President of the Bloomington Economic Development Corporation (BEDC). Lynn received his undergraduate and law degrees from Indiana University and has served in community leadership roles throughout his career. He brings a unique perspective to economic development from his experience in the private sector and inside a large research university. He has served as president of the Greater Bloomington Chamber of Commerce, Chair of the BEDC and is currently vice chair of Indiana University Health Bloomington Hospital which recently announced a collaboration with Indiana University for a regional academic health center. He has received the Chamber of Commerce Lifetime Achievement Award, the Indiana University President’s Distinguished Service Medal and Indiana University Maurer School of Law’s Distinguished Service Award.

Marilyn Skirvin

Vice President

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Marilyn Skirvin has been with the organization since 1998. Previously, Marilyn held the position of Special Events/Volunteer Coordinator for Bloomington Hospital Foundation. Other experience includes City and County government, and human resources. Marilyn Skirvin is a lifelong resident of Bloomington and Monroe County, with the exception of three years living in Florida. She is the mother of two grown children, a son and daughter both of whom own their own business. Marilyn is alum of Leadership Bloomington Monroe County, and serves on the advisory board of the Monroe County Historical Society, as well as the SCI REMC Operation Roundup Board. She is the Director with the Ellettsville Chamber of Commerce board and a Commissioner with the Bloomington Housing Authority Board.

Anne McCombe

Project Manager

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In her role at the BEDC, Anne works to recruit new businesses, retain existing business, and attract talent to Bloomington and Monroe County. She currently manages the Bloomington Technology Partnership and the Bloomington Life Sciences Partnership, two of the BEDC’s public-private initiatives aimed to foster the growth of the tech and life science sectors in Bloomington. She also runs the BEDC’s B-Start pre-accelerator program which fosters job creation through entrepreneurship and the start of new businesses in Bloomington. Anne has two degrees from Indiana University, having most recently completed her masters from the School of Public and Environmental Affairs. She is also a graduate of the Ball State University – Center for Community Economic Development, Indiana Economic Development Course. Anne and her husband have been in the Bloomington community for over seven years and look forward to calling Bloomington home for many years to come.

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