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.  ... Read More

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.... Read More

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. ... Read More

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. ... Read More

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.  ... Read More