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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).

Contact

    For more information about the BUEA, contact Jane Kupersmith, Director, at BUEA@bloomington.in.gov or (812) 349-3419.

     

    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

    Margaret Fette

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

    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:
    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