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Bloomington-Normal Economic Development Council

big room with seated people and display screens.
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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.

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.

Rivian plant exterior
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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.

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The Bloomington-Normal Economic Development Council’s new CEO says his first plan of action is to work on business retention and expansion.

Brandt Industries
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. 

Mike, Mark, and John
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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.

Mike O'Grady speaking at podium
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One of McLean County's main economic development firms will be looking to help diversify the workforce as it looks for a new leader.

Zach Dietmeier
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.

Tim Gleason
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Bloomington plans to spend $200,000 less on funding for the Bloomington-Normal Area Convention and Visitors Bureau and BN Advantage next year.

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Economic developers in McLean County have created a wish list of four projects to seek federal funding.

Marshalls
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The company that owns Marshalls department stores plans to open a location in Bloomington-Normal in fall 2019.