BEDC History

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Since 1985, the Bloomington Economic Development Corporation (BEDC) has played a pivotal role in shaping our community’s economic landscape. Our team is dedicated to retaining, developing, and attracting quality jobs in Bloomington, Ellettsville, and Monroe County, Indiana. 

As these communities' leading economic development organizations, we remain focused on broadening opportunities through advancing economic development strategy, fostering entrepreneurial activity, and actively supporting business retention, expansion, and attraction. Today, much of our strategic emphasis is on technology, research, and sustainability. 

The BEDC is funded through memberships and grants from private industry, the City of Bloomington, the Town of Ellettsville, Monroe County, Indiana University, and Ivy Tech Community College-Bloomington.

Learn About the History of the BEDC in Monroe County