The Mill, a nonprofit center for entrepreneurship and coworking, announced the launch of Bloomington Remote, a program offering free coworking membership and additional benefits to attract remote workers to move to Bloomington, Indiana.
“Remote workers bring fresh talent and energy to our community,” said Pat East, executive director of The Mill. “The pandemic caused many people to rethink how and where they want to live. It’s the perfect time to shine a spotlight on Bloomington’s creative, independent spirit. The Mill can help remote workers connect quickly to their new home.”
Program participants receive lifetime free coworking at The Mill, a renovated historic building with a distinctive sawtooth roof and more than 280 members. Applicants must live outside of Indiana, have full-time remote employment, and be willing to move within six months.
“Bloomington Remote builds on our city’s recognition as Indiana’s 2020 Rising Tech City. Bloomington is a place where diverse, tech-skilled people want to live and work,” said Mayor John Hamilton. “We are very excited to welcome remote workers into our thriving community.”
In May, the nonprofit group TechPoint awarded Bloomington with the Mira Award for Rising Tech City and noted that Bloomington has excelled in creating a quality of life that is attracting new talent to the region. Indiana has emerged as a competitive state for tech as major companies like Salesforce have chosen to locate headquarters there.
Bloomington Remote offers ongoing networking events and concierge onboarding to ensure remote workers connect quickly. The program includes banking discounts, volunteer service opportunities, and other benefits.
The Mill launched Bloomington Remote, sponsored by Velocities, to grow the local talent pool and showcase Bloomington to the national tech community. See details on eligibility, benefits, and program application at BloomingtonRemote.com.