The Trades District Tech Center represents a major new investment in our regional innovation ecosystem. Together, with the transformational CHIPs-related investments at NSWC Crane Westgate and IU’s renewed focus on taking a leading role in driving regional economic development, the Trades District is poised to become a dynamic hub for collaboration and acceleration of our regional innovation clusters.

Trades District Development 

Lead generation for development partners is ramping up for the Trades District, Bloomington’s hub for innovation, technology, and entrepreneurship. John has now received three proposals for the Trades District boutique hotel. After completing diligence on these proposals, John will be seeking Redevelopment Commission approval in March for the preferred development proposal. 

Note: These are creative illustrations and do not reflect actual renderings of the Trades District

The Forge Construction

If you have not been by The Mill lately, you should swing by and see the work happening on The Forge.  Our construction team began installing the structural steel the second week of February and is making significant progress.  Pretty exciting to see this new building coming out of the ground.  This phase of the construction process will take another couple of weeks.  

Listings for The Forge and the Trades District are now live on CoStar.  Additional digital marketing campaigns will ramp up in March.

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