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Bloomington, Indiana - a Community of Discovery and Innovation
  • Education

    From a National Blue Ribbon School to Indiana University, Ivy Tech Community College and the Indiana Center for the Life Sciences – Bloomington is a lifelong learning community.

    Public schools in Bloomington beat statewide averages on standardized test scores, and nearly 87 percent of high school graduates go on to college.

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  • Quality of Life

    Renowned for classical and international music, Bloomington is also home to Indiana’s largest lake and only National Forest.

    With a unique blend of friendly neighborhoods, attractive parks, fine restaurants, and prosperous businesses, it's easy to see why Bloomington is consistently ranked as one of the most livable cities in the country.

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  • Initiatives

    Need training to qualify for manufacturing jobs? Full scholarships are available for the Certified Production Technician Program, taught by Ivy Tech Corporate College in south central Indiana.

    Let us help you or your business succeed in Bloomington.

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  • Life Sciences

    With employment in life sciences six times greater than the national average, we can help you go from discovery to development.

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  • Technology

    E-learning, Bioinformatics, homeland security, Department of Defense and the world's first School of Informatics have made Bloomington a national technology leader.

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Site Selection

The BEDC continues to carry out its mission of attracting quality jobs to Bloomington and Monroe County. We are fortunate to have a vibrant, diverse and accepting community with a strong academic, advanced manufacturing, life sciences and technology base that add to and support our extraordinary quality of life. With assets like Indiana University and Ivy Tech Community College, we will continue to attract the highly skilled and talented workforce our local employers and community need. The BEDC will continue to address the opportunities and challenges our businesses face, and is confident that our community will maintain its distinction as one of the best places to do live, work and do business in Indiana.