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March 1, 2019 - Community members may contribute questions, feedback, and comments about the convention center expansion at, where updates about the project will also be posted.  


An expanded convention center will be a new anchor in the cultural life of Bloomington, put us on the map as a national destination, and boost our local and regional economy. With the changed dynamics that I-69 brings, this project will ensure that we will protect the vitality of our downtown and enhance, compliment and support our existing amenities. The heart of our vibrant downtown is both where convention visitors want to be and where it is in the best interest of our community for them to be. We are highly motivated to continue to build on the kind of city center that attracts visitors from far and wide. When done well, Convention Centers are hubs within a community. They are civic and architectural landmarks. They generate jobs, attract visitors, support nearby enterprises and activate the areas in which they are located. They are where many collective memories in a community are made.