New Effort Promotes Jobs, Events & News

Bloomington, Indiana (February 4, 2014) – The Bloomington Life Sciences Partnership (BLSP) today announced the launch of a new online portal and a social media campaign to promote Bloomington’s diverse life sciences cluster and assist local employers with filling open jobs. The BLSP is a collaborative effort dedicated to continued life sciences business growth in the greater Bloomington, Indiana.

The new talent attraction and business development portal, developed by WhimMill, LLC, a Bloomington-based web and mobile application development company, features a jobs board, current news and events, regional assets, and workforce development programs. The new site is a result of feedback from area life sciences employers and the BLSP Advisory Board, comprised of private sector employers, higher education representatives and local government officials.

“The redesigned BLSP website adds a new way for local businesses to access the talent and resources they need to grow,” stated Dana Palazzo, project manager of the BLSP. “It is also a great resource for new employees looking to engage in the life sciences scene in Bloomington.”

Regional life sciences employers can post their open positions on the site’s job board. More than three dozen jobs are already listed on the site. The site also features Twitter feeds from the companies and links to the BLSP LinkedIn group.

“Because of the technical nature of our business, our company seeks candidates with very unique and specialized skill sets,” explained Michelle Erickson, marketing manager of BioConvergence, a growing local contract service provider within the life sciences industry. “As it is often challenging to find the right individuals to fit our needs, we are excited to utilize this new jobs portal as a way to better connect with the impressive talent pool that Bloomington attracts.”

The Bloomington metropolitan statistical area has been named the #1 small metro in the U.S. for Medical Devices and Equipment by Battelle/BIO.  Home to Cook Medical, Inc., the largest privately-held medical device company in the world, Bloomington’s employment in the life sciences industry is six times the national average. To learn more about the Bloomington Life Science Partnership visit


About BLSP

The Bloomington Life Sciences Partnership, a program of the Bloomington Economic Development Corporation (BEDC), serves as the catalyst for life sciences business growth in the greater Bloomington area and is governed by an advisory council comprised of representatives from private industry, higher education and local government.  For more information, visit


About 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.  For more information click here

About WhimMill

WhimMill is a Bloomington, IN based startup that builds great looking interactive products. WhimMill uses creativity and story to draw people together and make content more enjoyable and understandable. Our team has over 10 years of experience building products together including mobile apps, websites, web tools, travel apps, location-based apps and platforms, and augmented reality apps.


Media Contact:

Dana Palazzo, Project Manager, Bloomington Life Sciences Partnership

(812) 335-7346,