At its Wednesday meeting two weeks ago (Sept. 21), Monroe County commissioners approved an agreement that makes a $30,000 contribution to the Bloomington Economic Development Corporation (BEDC).
The BEDC is a nonprofit that works to promote retention, development, and attraction of jobs.
The $30,000 agreement with the BEDC featured a rare non-unanimous vote by county commissioners, even if none of the three cast a vote in opposition.
Abstaining from the vote was president of the board of commissioners Julie Thomas.
Thomas indicated that she does not see how the payment improves Monroe County government’s clout with the BEDC.
Monroe County government already pays the BEDC $10,000 a year for memberships in the organization, so Thomas thinks county government already has “a seat at the table.”
But the two votes in favor, from Lee Jones and Penny Githens, were enough to approve the agreement with the BEDC. Continue reading “With some grumbles, $30K approved by Monroe County commissioners for Bloomington Economic Development Corporation”