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Wage Growth Task Force to Present Report to Mayor

December 6, 2016

For more information, please contact:

Mary Catherine Carmichael, Communications Director,, 812-349-3406

Wage Growth Task Force to Present Report to Mayor

Bloomington, Ind. - On Monday, December 12, Mayor John Hamilton will meet with members of the Wage Growth Task Force to accept the report they have been compiling since January. Members of the press and public are invited to join Mayor Hamilton and task force members at 3:00 p.m. in Council Chambers at City Hall, 401 N. Morton Street. Copies of the report and an online link will be available.

The mandate of the Wage Growth Task Force is to develop an action plan to accelerate wage growth in the Bloomington/Monroe County Metropolitan Statistical Area to reverse economic underperformance relative the State and Nation since the Great Recession of 2008-2009.

With the overarching goal of moving Bloomington toward a stronger, more sustainable economy, Mayor Hamilton asked the group to consider the following questions:

Wage Growth Task Force members include:

Co-Chairs: David Audretsch, Distinguished Professor and Director, Institute for Development Strategies, Indiana University and Jane Martin, retired Venture Capitalist, Silicon Valley and Massachusetts


City of Bloomington Director of Economic and Sustainable Development Director Alex Crowley provided staff support.

Following receipt of the report, Mayor Hamilton will review the information and share the results with the Bloomington City Council and the public via the City of Bloomington website at

Two other task forces announced in January have completed their work. The Fiscal Task Force presented its findings in July and the Innovation Task Force presented its report in August.