New Tech-Focused Video Released

BLOOMINGTON, IN (May 22, 2013) – The Bloomington Technology Partnership (BTP) announced today an exciting new video as part of its nationally recognized effort to draw skilled tech talent to Bloomington. The promotional video is the latest phase in the BTP’s strategy to strengthen Bloomington’s thriving information technology sector, which is experiencing significant growth from start-ups, business attraction and continued expansion of Bloomington companies. 

“In the last three years our tech scene has blossomed, and we project that it will continue growing at a rapid pace,” said Katie Birge, Director of the Bloomington Technology Partnership.  “This video is a new way for us to show what makes Bloomington a truly unique place to live and work and why employers choose to do business here,” explained Birge. In addition to the video, the BTP offers a job portal and tech events calendar, assists in the production of tech and start-up events and manages an active social media presence to connect the regional tech scene. 

The 4-minute video Bloomington, IN: A Vibrant Tech Community was produced by Blueline Media Productions, a full service creative agency based in Bloomington. The video highlights Bloomington’s local entrepreneurial spirit, stellar business environment, renowned arts and cultural offerings, outdoor and recreational assets and availability of skilled talent. The strength of Indiana University’s School of Informatics and Computing is also featured prominently in the video. Bloomington has been named “#1 in the Nation among 124 Small Metros for High Tech Employment” by Milken Institute, “Best Adventure Town” by National Geographic, andAn Emerging Epicenter of High Technology” by Wired magazine. These accolades, as well as others, are highlighted in the video. Several organizations and local leaders participated in the video, including: 

  • Mayor Mark Kruzan, City of Bloomington
  • Bobby Schnabel, Indiana University School of Informatics & Computing
  • Mike Trotzke, SproutBox
  • Miah Michaelsen, City of Bloomington
  • Ari Vidali, Envisage
  • Katie Birge, Bloomington Technology Partnership
  • Steve Bryant, Ivy Tech-Bloomington Cook Center for Entrepreneurship
  • Erin Martoglio, Blue Burro
  • Katharine Billingslea, GP Strategies, Inc.

Click here to view the video at bloomingtontech.com.  You can also view it on the Bloomington Economic Development Corporation’s Vimeo channel by clicking here. For additional information about the BTP please contact kbirge@bloomingtontech.com.

About the BTP

The Bloomington Technology Partnership (BTP) is a collaborative initiative to foster the growth of Bloomington’s emerging technology sector and promote Bloomington as a place for tech employment and new business formation. The BTP is funded by the City of Bloomington and the Bloomington Economic Development Corporation (BEDC) and founded by the BEDC, City of Bloomington, Indiana University School of Informatics and Computing, and Bloomington technology employers. For more information, visit http://bloomingtontech.com/ or follow @bloom_tech on Twitter.

About Blueline Media Productions

Blueline Media Productions is a Bloomington-based, full service Creative Agency dedicated to honest and passionate branding and storytelling. For more information, visit http://bluelinestyle.com/.