The catalyst for retention, development and attraction of quality jobs in Monroe County.
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.
Providing leadership on issues that affect business growth, challenges to job creation and the long-term competitiveness of our economy.
Jennifer Pearl has been a part of the Bloomington regional community since 2007, with family, work, and educational ties across the region. She came to BEDC from the Indy Chamber, where she served as director of international programs, overseeing implementation of the Metro Indianapolis Global Trade & Investment Strategy for the nine-county metro region.
Prior, Jen was based in Beijing, China as a Senior Consultant with North Head, a public affairs and strategic communications agency. She conducted policy analysis and public affairs campaigns for multinational clients doing business in Asia and trade across international markets.
Jen has strong ties to Indiana, having managed global partnerships for five years at the Indiana University School of Public Health. She began her career at National Public Radio in Washington, DC. Pearl is an alumna of Indiana University, where she received her Masters of Public Affairs and Master of Arts in East Asian Studies, and of Syracuse University.
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