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The Bee Corp receives NSF grant of almost $225,000

January 25, 2018 The Bee Corp., an IU-based agriculture tech startup, receives NSF grant of almost $225,000 Company also hires first non-founder employee to conduct data analysis   BLOOMINGTON, Ind. — The Bee Corp., an agriculture technology startup founded by... read more

B-Start Selects 2017 Startups

Bloomington, IN (October 18, 2017) – B-Start, a pre-accelerator program for early-stage startups in Bloomington, announced its 2017 cohort today. Eleven startups were selected to participate in the 22-week program during which they will attend workshops in lean... read more

AB BioTechnologies Breaks Ground on $10.5M Project

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   AB BioTechnologies Breaks Ground on $10.5M Project BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (May 31, 2017) – Construction has begun on a new 23,000-square foot pharmaceutical manufacturing facility for AB BioTechnologies in Monroe County. The company is a contract... read more

City Announces Winners of Civic Code Challenge

Bloomington, Ind. – Today the City announced Indiana University students Hayden Mills and Dipt Chaudhary as the winners of its Civic Code Challenge, winning the $500 first prize. The challenge was a part of this year’s Combine technology and entrepreneurship... read more

Bloomington’s Booming Businesses: Hanapin Marketing

Hanapin Marketing, a digital marketing agency that focuses on pay-per-click marketing, recently announced plans to expand its operations in Bloomington. The BEDC interviewed them to tout their success and find out more about their experience in Bloomington. Tell us... read more

Partnership Creates Microloan Program at Ivy Tech

BLOOMINGTON – Cincinnati-based First Financial Bancorp (Nasdaq: FFBC) is partnering ip at Ivy Tech Community College Bloomington on a new micro-lending program benefiting small business. The partnership will also include training and assistance at the Cook... read more

Bloomington Hosts Event with Hyde Park Venture Partners

Local startups to have Fireside Chat with Guy Turner BLOOMINGTON, INDIANA (March 28, 2017) – Bloomington entrepreneurs and fast-growing startups will meet today with Hyde Park Venture Partners, an early stage venture capital firm based in Chicago focused on... read more

Bloomington-based Hanapin Continues Hiring Trend

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (Feb. 21, 2017) – Hanapin Marketing, a digital marketing agency that focuses on pay-per-click marketing, announced plans today to expand its operations in Bloomington. The company, which increased its headcount by 62 percent in 2016 alone, will... read more

We’re Hiring! Marketing & Communications Coordinator

Marketing & Communications Coordinator The Bloomington Economic Development Corporation (BEDC) is looking for an enthusiastic and highly-motivated part-time Marketing & Communications Coordinator, who is passionate about marketing and the Bloomington/Monroe... read more

AB BioTechnologies Expanding in Monroe County

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (Jan. 11, 2017) – AB BioTechnologies, a pharmaceutical development company located in Monroe County, will invest $10.5 million to construct and equip a new 23,000 square foot manufacturing facility in Monroe County, and create up to 33 new high-wage... read more

BEDC Welcomes New Addition to Staff

BLOOMINGTON, INDIANA (January 5, 2017) – The Bloomington Economic Development Corporation (BEDC) announced today the hiring of Anne McCombe as full-time Project Assistant. She had previously been working part-time for the BEDC in the position. “Anne is very bright and... read more

B-Start Demo Day Planned for January 12

Hear from Bloomington’s student entrepreneurs from the 2016 B-Start class! Mat Orrego, CEO and Cofounder of Cornerstone Information Systems will be our guest speaker. 5:30pm at the CIB. Hors d’oeuvres and refreshments served. Please RSVP to... read more