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A Thriving Downtown: Downtown Bloomington, Inc.
 

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Talisha Coppock, Executive Director of Downtown Bloomington, Inc., gave a presentation on her organization for the 2012 Inter-City Visit to Bloomington, IN.

Talisha Coppock, Executive Director of Downtown Bloomington, Inc., gave a presentation on her organization for the 2012 Inter-City Visit to Bloomington, IN.

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    A Thriving Downtown: Downtown Bloomington, Inc. A Thriving Downtown: Downtown Bloomington, Inc. Presentation Transcript

    • Welcome Chapel Hill - Carrboro Downtown Bloomington Inc.Public and Private Partnerships
    • Downtown Revitalization Downtown revitalization movement began 1979 with a handshake agreement between Mayor Frank McCloskey and Bill Cook Renovation of Private Graham Plaza Office Building and City Parking
    • Commission forBloomington Downtown 1984 Mayor Tomilea Allison formed Commission of volunteers representing variety of areas of downtown interests and perspectives Beautify Downtown – Sidewalk Program Goal to Bring People Downtown
    • Downtown Bloomington Inc. Hired a Director Became a non profit, 501 c 6 Work with businesses, citizens and local government on downtown issues Fiscally Sound – Service Contracts Follow National Trust for Historic Preservation Main Street Program
    • Main StreetApproachEconomic RestructuringDesignPromotionOrganization
    • Downtown Bloomington Inc. ER – Business Mix, Housing Development Design – Increased density, Historic Preservation and New Development Promotion – Special Events Organization – Recognition, Awards
    • Economic RestructuringDowntown Market Analysis
    • Downtown Market 8,736 Residents Highly educated with active lifestyle Eats out often, Loves outdoors Enjoys exercise Attends events Travels Frequently
    • DesignDowntown Recycling Center
    •  Find the report at: www.bloomington.in.gov/bhpc
    • PromotionHoliday Lights in Trees CFC Properties Over 250,000 lights Each branch hand strung
    • OrganizationVolunteers of the Year DBI Board 25 Years  Suzanne Phillips  Jim Murphy  Penny Myers  Iris Kiesling
    • Bloomington Monroe CountyConvention Center 1987 Land Purchased  Multiple Partners 1991 Opened  CFC Inc. 1996 Courtyard  Monroe County Opened 2006 Railroad,  City of Bloomington B-Line Trail  Downtown Bloomington Inc. 2010 Purchased Land  Hotels Plan to expand center,  Artists recruit additional hotel
    • Destination Overtime created a destination - BEAD 4th of July Parade Taste of Bloomington Full Calendar of Events
    • Mayor Mark Kruzan
    • 2011 Downtown Bloomington Mr. Bill Cook  BCT Box Office “Be Here”  Downtown Tech Park US Post Office  Economy German American Bank  Lauren Spierer Taste of Bloomington  Celebration of Local Expanded Artists
    • 2011 Downtown BusinessActivity 29 New Businesses 12 Businesses Moved Within or Expanded 24 Business Moved Out or Closed 3 New Buildings 8 Building Renovations
    • National Trends Local Investing LEED Certifications Smart Growth Social Media
    • Vision 2020 Vision 2020  Live, Work, Learn, Play  Year Round Center  Variety of Transportation options and Pedestrian Connectivity  Economic and Entrepreneurial Vitality
    • 2012 DBI Priorities Downtown Marketing and Promotion Advocacy on Key Downtown Issues Member Services Finance, Partners, Leadership Facility Operations, Sales Convention Center
    • downtownbloomington.com Member Listings Business Resources Newsletters Event Calendar Spectrum Studio
    • I Buy Bloomington Local Sustainable Community