BLOOMINGTON, INDIANA (January 13, 2012) – The Bloomington Economic Development Corporation announced today the hiring of Dana Palazzo as Project Manager for the BEDC, a new position within the organization effective January 3, 2012. 

“We’re thrilled Dana accepted our offer to join us full-time,” expressed Ron Walker, President of the BEDC.  “Dana has impressed us all with her strong work ethic and ability to communicate effectively with multiple constituencies while she worked with us in a part-time role for the past several months,” stated Walker. 

As a project manager, Ms. Palazzo will assist the President and Vice President in carrying out the BEDC’s economic development projects, including site selection responses, prospect information requests, product development, shovel ready designation activities, and coordination of several initiatives aimed at helping Monroe County businesses thrive.

“I think the BEDC is an excellent organization and I am excited to join the staff full-time,” said Palazzo. “Bloomington is such a vibrant city, and I feel passionate about our mission to attract and retain quality jobs in the area,” stated Palazzo.

Palazzo, originally from Youngstown, Ohio, graduated from the University of Tampa in 2008 where she received her B.A. in government and world affairs. She has previously held the positions of Membership Coordinator and hYPe Coordinator/Administrative Assistant with the Greater Tampa Chamber of Commerce and the Greater Bloomington Chamber of Commerce, respectively.  

About the BEDC

The BEDC is a not-for-profit, public-private partnership 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.  For more information click here www.comparebloomington.us.

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