BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – The 2010 Milken Institute Best-Performing Cities Index has ranked Bloomington at No. 16 among small metropolitan areas. Bloomington climbed 41 spots in the 2010 rankings, improving from No. 57 in 2009.

The Milken Institute Best-Performing Cities Index ranks U.S. metropolitan areas by how well they are creating and sustaining jobs and economic growth. The components include job, wage and salary, and technology growth. In most years, these give a good indication of the underlying structural performance of regional economics.

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About BEDC
The Bloomington Economic Development Corporation (BEDC) is a not-for-profit corporation funded through memberships and grants from private industry, the City of Bloomington, Monroe County, Indiana University and Ivy Tech Community College-Bloomigton. The BEDC is the lead business retention, development and attraction entity for Bloomington and Monroe County, Indiana and is the host for the Bloomington Life Sciences Partnership (BLSP) and the Bloomington Technology Partnership (BTP). Further information about the BEDC is available at