BN Advantage Data Dashboard Provides New View of Bloomington-Normal By Ryan Denham • Sep 26, 2018 Ryan Denham / WGLT What’s the average commute time in Bloomington-Normal? How many patents do our entrepreneurs win each year? What’s the median rent for those living in the Twin Cities? Bloomington-Normal Economy Well Off Peak But Holding Steady By Charlie Schlenker • Dec 11, 2017 Charlie Schlenker / WGLT There are 9,000 fewer workers in Bloomington-Normal than there were seven years ago, according to Economist Mike Doherty of the Illinois Farm Bureau. BN Advantage Leaders: Arkansas Trip Affirms Local Development Efforts By Colleen Reynolds • Nov 1, 2017 Facebook Redevelopment to transform Bloomington-Normal into a diverse economy that thrives on business and visitors could take decades, but community leaders say their trip to Arkansas last month confirmed some local initiatives are on track. Local Leaders Will Travel To Arkansas to Investigate Sports Tourism By Colleen Reynolds • Oct 13, 2017 Conway, Arkansas, Facebook page Conway and Little Rock, Arkansas, might not be your idea of a vacation destination, but a group of local leaders are taking a trip there to see if they can steal some ideas.