Bloomington Town Hall: Bloomington's Culture
Inside INdiana Business hit the road this week and took the show to Monroe County. Outside of Indianapolis, you can say Bloomington is the most culturally diverse city in the state. IU is credited for attracting international students and their families to the area. From dozens of eclectic restaurants to the annual Lotus World Music and Arts Festival, it is a cultural destination of the Midwest.
Bloomington Town Hall: Bloomington's Tech Scene
More than 50 tech companies call Bloomington home today. City planners believe in order to grow that number and diversify, they need a live, work and play model. Mayor John Hamilton gives us an updated on the massive 65 acres Certified Technology Park and Trades District.
Bloomington Town Hall: Monroe & Orange Co. Tourism
Some two million people visit Monroe County each year, generating $360 million in spending. An increase in overnight stays has led to four hotel projects. Meanwhile in nearby Orange County, visitors continue to be amazed by the West Baden Springs Hotel, along with a new boutique hotel, the former home of Larry Bird.
Bloomington Town Hall: Secretly Canadian
Did you know that Bloomington is home to 14 record labels? Secretly Canadian started more than 20 years ago out of love for underground music. Today they operate four proprietary labels, a distribution company, publishing, management and vinyl plant with more than 100 employees worldwide.
Bloomington Town Hall: Bloomington's Drink Scene
From Upland to Oliver to Cardinal, Bloomington is making a name for itself when it comes to adult beverages. Upland Brewing has been a Bloomington mainstay for the last 20 years. And newer to the industry… craft spirits distillery Cardinal Spirits, which just opened a kitchen.
Bloomington Town Hall: Regional Initiative Opportunities
The Regional Opportunity Initiative (ROI) was established to advance economic and community prosperity in southwest central Indiana's 11-county region. Since launching last year with a more than $42 million Lilly Endowment grant, the organization has rolled out several education and workforce initiatives.
Bloomington Town Hall: INsiders Part 1
Our special INsiders panel from Bloomington consisted of thought leaders in the education, medical device and defense industries discussing challenges and opportunities in the south central Indiana region.
Bloomington Town Hall: INsiders Part 2
Part 2 of our special INsiders continues with topics including talent, innovation and the I-69 extension impact.