The City of Bloomington seeks to assist in the retention and expansion of business enterprises to enhance the economic base of the city and enhance the quality of life for its citizens. Various incentive programs are available, including those below. Contact the Department of Economic & Sustainable Development to help determine the eligibility of your business for these or other incentive programs.

Sustainable Development Incentives The City of Bloomington recognizes sustainability as a key component of nurturing Bloomington's long-term environmental, economic and social integrity. Property developers who engage in sustainable development practices (substantial energy efficiency measures, commitment to affordable housing, the facilitation of the use of alternative transportation, and contributions of the project to natural landscape, e.g.,) may obtain development standard bonuses to enhance the value of their development project. Such developers may enjoy reductions in setback requirements and increases in residential density allowed for a project. In addition, certain filing and permit fees may be waived. Learn More

Tax Abatement The City of Bloomington recognizes tax abatement as a potentially useful economic development tool. Applications for tax abatement are considered on their merits on a case-by-case basis.Learn More

Bloomington Urban Enterprise Zone Incentives The mission of the Bloomington Urban Enterprise Association (BUEA) is to provide the means to improve the economic, physical and social environment for Zone residents and businesses. The following incentives are available to eligible businesses or residents located within the boundaries of the Enterprise Zone:

Individuals or businesses investing in Zone Businesses may be eligible to receive the following:

In addition, employees who live and work in the Zone may be eligible for the following: Employee Tax Deduction

Learn More about the BUEA