BNEDC Welcome New Project Manager Nik Duffle

Staff is pleased to announce our new Project Manager Nik Duffle. Duffle is the former Deputy Director of Advance for Governor Bruce Rauner and, more recently, Community & Economic Development… Read More

Two New EDC Job Postings: BRE Manager and Project Manager

Business Retention and Expansion Manager: Reporting to the CEO, the Business Retention and Expansion Manager advances the mission of the Bloomington-Normal Economic Development Council, its Board, Executive Committee, and CEO… Read More

Patrick Hoban chosen as new President/CEO

NORMAL - The Bloomington-Normal Economic Development Council (BNEDC) board of directors has unanimously selected Patrick Hoban as the organization’s next President/CEO. Hoban’s appointment is effective August 1, 2019. “The search… Read More

BNEDC represented at SelectUSA Summit

Foreign direct investment leads to new Central Illinois development Read More

BNEDC President and CEO Job Announcement

Apply for the position by April 19, 2019 Read More

One Voice 2019 projects chosen

Normal underpass, ISU incubator highlight four projects picked Read More

BNEDC announces pair of One Voice Scholarship winners

ISU student wins Eikenberg; HCC Scholarship established Read More

Collaborative STEM grant awarded for One Voice project

$4.6 million will go toward scholarships, local research projects for NexSTEM Read More

WATCH: Rivian CEO interview at Community Leaders Dinner

RJ Scaringe chats with Mike O'Grady about manufacturing, tech, and the changing world of automotive Read More

Bloomington-Normal gains jobs in latest IDES report

The June employment numbers are out, and Bloomington-Normal saw a slight jump year-over-year in its unemployment rate (4.4% in June 2018 vs. 4.2% in June 2017). However, total nonfarm jobs… Read More