Give Now

Delays, Closings and Severe Weather - View All Alerts and Updates

John Hamilton Outlines Economic Development Plan

Bloomington Mayoral candidate John Hamilton said his plans for economic development include creating more sustainable jobs and green jobs. Hamilton unveiled what he’s calling the “Greening Downtown Fund” and the “Sustainable Job Fund” during a press conference at his campaign headquarters.

“These are both financing tools that will help local organizations who are trying to grow jobs or trying to become more sustainable,” Hamilton said. “They’re both actually loan funds, and they both are funded with existing funds that are in place right now that in my view are underutilized and can be better put to work in the midst of this economic crisis.”

Those underutilized funds that Hamilton is referring to are the Bloomington Investment Incentive Fund and the Downtown Community Revitalization Enhancement District. Hamilton said using the funds to invest in local businesses would help Bloomington become a model of progressive, sustainable development in the Midwest.

Mayor Mark Kruzan said that Bloomington already is a model of progressive, sustainable development and that investing all of the money from the funds in local businesses would not be fiscally responsible.

Want to contact your legislators about an issue that matters to you? Find out how to contact your senators and member of Congress here.

What is RSS? RSS makes it possible to subscribe to a website's updates instead of visiting it by delivering new posts to your RSS reader automatically. Choose to receive some or all of the updates from Indiana Public Media News:

Support For Indiana Public Media Comes From