Bloomington-Normal Economic Development Council Bloomington-Normal Economic Development Council Reaches Out To Elected Bodies By Charlie Schlenker • Sep 30, 2019 Charlie Schlenker / WGLT The new head of the Bloomington-Normal Economic Development Council promised regular updates on development efforts during a joint Bloomington City Council, Normal Town Council, and McLean County Board meeting Monday night. EDC To Include Laborshed Data, More In Quarterly Report By Mary Cullen • Sep 25, 2019 The vice president of the Bloomington-Normal Economic Development Council said a change in data surveyed is a step in the right direction to better recruiting new businesses to the community. B-N Community Cheers Amazon's Big Rivian Order By Charlie Schlenker & Eric Stock • Sep 19, 2019 Eric Stock / WGLT The Bloomington-Normal community was charged up Thursday after Amazon announced its 100,000-van purchase from Rivian—the largest order ever for electric delivery vehicles. EDC President Sets Sights On Suburban Businesses By Mary Cullen • Aug 22, 2019 Mary Cullen / WGLT The Bloomington-Normal Economic Development Council’s new CEO says his first plan of action is to work on business retention and expansion. Economic Development Council Hires New Director By Charlie Schlenker • Jul 12, 2019 Bloomington-Normal EDC The Bloomington Normal Economic Development Council has picked the economic development manager from the Chicago suburb of Tinley Park to head the EDC. Leaders Discuss State Of McLean County At Chamber Event By Mary Cullen • Apr 30, 2019 Mary Cullen / WGLT Every year leaders across McLean County gather to discuss the State of the County. This year, the county celebrated Rivian and Brandt Industries for providing continued economic development. EDC Hones In On CEO Search After Study By Eric Stock • Apr 1, 2019 Facebook/BN EDC One of McLean County's main economic development firms will be looking to help diversify the workforce as it looks for a new leader. EDC Cheers Bloomington's New Economic Development Office By Eric Stock • Mar 12, 2019 Bloomington-Normal EDC Bloomington's move to create its own economic development department comes as welcome news to an agency that's working to bring more business to the community. City To Cut CVB, BN Advantage Funding To Create Own Economic Development Department By Breanna Grow • Feb 25, 2019 Amy Niebur / WGLT Bloomington plans to spend $200,000 less on funding for the Bloomington-Normal Area Convention and Visitors Bureau and BN Advantage next year. One Voice Seeks Funds For 4 McLean County Projects By Eric Stock • Feb 18, 2019 Staff / WGLT Economic developers in McLean County have created a wish list of four projects to seek federal funding. Marshalls Plans Bloomington-Normal Store In 2019 By Eric Stock • Dec 20, 2018 Elise Amendola / Associated Press The company that owns Marshalls department stores plans to open a location in Bloomington-Normal in fall 2019.