The HEART OF THE SCI-TECH CORRIDOR
The innovation resources that lie along this corridor are formidable, and the Trades District is parked in the perfect spot. We’re outside the traffic snarl of Indianapolis . . . just down the street from the Big Red Supercomputer and the Indiana University Luddy School of Informatics, Computing, and Engineering . . . and just a short drive from the world’s third-largest naval base.
It’s just 84 miles from NSWC Crane to Indianapolis
But it’s not just that we’re centrally located. It’s that Bloomington feels creative and exciting! Smart people, great food, arts and entertainment, outdoor recreation, sports—this is a place people want to live, not just work.
EXPLORE THE DATA
EXPLORE THE NEIGHBORHOOD
An award-winning center for entrepreneurship, The Mill is home to over 350 coworking members, including techies, founders, creatives, remote workers, and more. The Mill offers entrepreneurial training, expert advice and mentoring, and access to investors and capital. The Mill is also home Flywheel Fund, a member-managed micro-VC for early stage tech startups based in Indiana with funds in Bloomington, South Bend, and Greater Lafayette.
A REGIONAL INNOVATION HUB
Our new $8.5 million tech center will sit in the heart of the 84-mile Sci-Tech Corridor that runs from NSWC Crane to Indianapolis. Construction starts in fall 2023 on a 22,000-square-foot Class A office building designed to meet minimum LEED Silver certification.
SHOWERS ADMINISTRATION Building
Restoration of this 18,400-square-foot historic building is underway and expected to be complete in late 2023. The developer is currently seeking business tenants.
Local tech founders and entrepreneurs formed a collective to buy and renovate the 100-year-old Kiln building into modern office space for tech startups. With five 1,000-square foot bays and the potential to grow upwards with additional build-to-suit stories, the Kiln will also house a local coffee roastery. Renovation began in spring 2023 and is expected to be complete by the end of the year.
We’ve built the infrastructure to support growth. In addition to on-street parking, we’ve got a brand-new 350 stall city parking garage.