BN Grows

This retention program is a proactive approach designed to keeping our current businesses here in the community.  A healthy and vibrant local economy depends on the well-being of a community's existing firms. We want to help our businesses thrive in Bloomington-Normal.

Here are some of the reasons why:   

  • Up to 80% of all new jobs are created by existing firms.
  • Businesses that stay competitive are more likely to remain and expand in the community. 
  • Retaining business is less costly than attracting new ones. 

Here's how the program works: