Welcome! The Bloomington Life Sciences Partnership is a collaborative effort dedicated to continued life sciences business growth in greater Bloomington, Indiana - a nationally recognized leading metro area in medical devices, contract pharma, biotechnology, basic research and life sciences workforce development.

About Us

The BEDC/BLSP continues to carry out its mission of attracting quality jobs to Bloomington and Monroe County. We have a vibrant, diverse and accepting community with a strong academic, advanced manufacturing, life sciences and technology base that add to and support our extraordinary quality of life. With assets like Indiana University and Ivy Tech Community College, we will continue to attract the highly skilled and talented workforce our local employers and community need. The BEDC will continue to address the opportunities and challenges our businesses face, and is confident that our community will maintain its distinction as one of the best places to do live, work and do business in Indiana.


The Bloomington Life Sciences Partnership is the catalyst for life sciences business growth in the greater Bloomington area.

What We Do:

  • Talent Attraction & Retention
  • Marketing & Brand Recognition 
  • Business Recruitment & Development
  • Networking

Who We Are:

The BLSP is staffed by the Bloomington Economic Development Corporation (BEDC) and governed by an Advisory Board including members of private industry, higher education and local government.

Staff: Dana Palazzo,Vice President

Advisory Board

Alex Crowley

City of Bloomington

Director of Economic & Sustainable Development

Dr. Cheng Kao

Indiana University

Director of Biotechnology Professor, Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry Department

Dan Peterson

Cook Medical

Vice President Industry & Government Affairs

Anthony Armstrong

Indiana University

President & CEO Research & Technology Corporation (IURTC)

Brian Stemme


Project Manager

Joseph Lovejoy

Indiana University, Arts & Sciences

Director of Career Development Center

George Telthorst

Indiana University Kelley School of Business

Director, Center for the Business of Life Sciences

Kelly Boatman


Mgr. of Client Services

John Morris

Morris Innovative

Operations Director

Kristin Jones

Indiana Health Industry Forum (IHIF)

President and CEO


Cynthia Gallien

Baxter BioPharma Solutions