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Mission and Activities

The Bloomington Urban Enterprise Association (BUEA)  aims to "provide the means to improve the economic, physical, and social environment for Zone residents and businesses."

The BUEA Zone is an area north, west, and south of Downtown whose residents and businesses are eligible for scholarships, arts and business grants, and tax incentives.

In accordance with Indiana State Code Title 5-28-15, the BUEA contributes to economic development efforts in Bloomington's urban core. Over its 25+ year lifespan, the BUEA has spurred millions of dollars in investment. 

Indiana offers a variety of state tax benefits for Zone businesses, investors, and residents. Businesses and investors who claim Zone-related tax benefits remit a percentage of their savings to the BUEA, which in turn operates a variety of programs to spur economic development within the Zone. The BUEA is managed by the City of Bloomington's Department of Economic & Sustainable Development (ESD).

The board currently has three vacancies. Two are gubernatorial appointments. The remaining vacancy is an appointment by Common Council of a Zone Resident, of a differing political party than the other appointed zone resident.  The duties of the position are to attend board meetings once a month and to review materials in advance of each board meeting. The estimated time commitment is 2 hours per month and there is no compensation.

Members

Paul Ash

Appointed By:
Mayor
Term Expires:
2024-01-31

Alex Crowley

Appointed By:
Mayor
Term Expires:
2024-01-31

Julie Donham

Appointed By:
Mayor
Term Expires:
2024-01-31

Tracy Gates

Appointed By:
Common Council
Term Expires:
2023-01-31

Mary Morgan

Appointed By:
Common Council
Term Expires:
2022-01-31

Kate Rosenbarger

Appointed By:
Common Council
Term Expires:
2021-01-31

Karin St. John

Appointed By:
Mayor
Term Expires:
2024-01-31

Vacant

Appointed By:
Common Council
Term Expires
2021-01-31
Vacancy:Apply

Vacant

Appointed By:
Governor
Term Expires
2024-01-31

Vacant

Appointed By:
Governor
Term Expires
2023-01-31

Scot Wright

Appointed By:
Mayor
Term Expires:
2024-01-31

Jackie Yenna

Appointed By:
Mayor
Term Expires:
2024-01-31