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THE PROGRAM

Bloomington Remote is a program by The Mill, Bloomington’s nonprofit center for coworking and entrepreneurship (with help from our sponsor Velocities). We’ve met a lot of awesome remote workers here, and we like the talent and energy they bring to our community. Bloomington is a great place to live and remote work, and we want more remote workers to know about it! So we’ve decided to build this site and offer a few incentives to encourage you to make the leap.

Our 2021 slots are all filled! We’ll reopen the program for new applications in spring 2022. Click “apply” to get on the notification list and be among the first to apply for the next round!

ELIGIBILITY

Of course, you can decide to move to Bloomington at any time, and it will be awesome! But to receive the Bloomington Remote program perks, you need to meet eligibility requirements, formally apply, and pass our interview and screening processes. Eligible people must:

  • Be 18+ years old
  • Currently reside outside of Indiana
  • Have full-time remote employment (or self-employment) for a business located outside of Monroe County
  • Be able to relocate to Bloomington within six months of acceptance
  • Be eligible to live and work in the US

After you fill out the application form, we’ll gather a little more information about you in interviews and surveys, and we’ll let you know if you’ve been accepted or not. We hope you’ll decide to stay for at least a year.

Applications are now closed for 2021—we filled all our slots!—and will reopen in early 2022. Click “apply” to receive a notification when the application form is live again.

BENEFITS

LIFETIME MILL MEMBERSHIP

The Mill is a super cool coworking space in the heart of Bloomington (more details below!). If you’re accepted to the Bloomington Remote Program, you’ll have full-time, 24/7/365 access for as long as you live here.

AMBASSADOR PROGRAM

We’ve put together a curated network of locals to help with your transition. Need to find a gym, a school, a doctor, a mechanic, a really good place to take your mom for breakfast or your significant other for drinks? They can make recommendations, suggest alternatives, and provide the inside skinny on all things Btown. 

RELOCATION & REAL ESTATE SERVICES FROM CENTURY 21 GLOBAL MOBILITY

We’ve partnered with Century 21 Global Mobility to help you move! Operating nationwide, they will offer extensive relo support, including:

  • Area orientation tours
  • Pre-decision counseling
  • Home finding assistance for renting or purchasing
  • Utility connection
  • Home sale assistance
  • Temporary housing coordination
  • and much more

COMMUNITY LEADERSHIP OPPS

Looking to meet the makers & shakers doing good things for Bloomington? You’ll get priority access for a board observer position (pending approvals) with your choice of these partners:

  • Beacon, Inc.
  • Bloomington Health Foundation
  • Buskirk-Chumley Theater
  • Community Foundation of Bloomington/Monroe County
  • The Mill
  • Monroe County History Center
  • Monroe County Humane Association
  • Sycamore Land Trust
  • United Way of Monroe County

COMMUNITY-BUILDING EVENTS

We won’t leave you standing on the sidelines! Here’s what we’ve planned to help you meet people, learn about the community, and get plugged in:

  • Monthly remote worker meetups at The Mill
  • Events & happy hours with civic, business, and nonprofit leaders
  • Dedicated Slack and Facebook groups for online community and support

PRIORITY BANKING SERVICES

Your special access to First Financial Bank’s WorkLife program will net you discounted banking services, loans, and special credit card deals.

THE MILL

How cool is a lifetime membership to The Mill? Very cool. The Mill is Bloomington’s nonprofit center for coworking and entrepreneurship. It’s located in an iconic century-old building in the heart of downtown Bloomington, just off the scenic B-Line Trail.

BEAUTIFUL

The Mill’s award-winning renovation combines state-of-the-art convenience like 1GB WiFi with the character of reclaimed wood, exposed brick, and soaring ceilings. The signature sawtooth roof and skylights fill the space with natural light.

FRIENDLY

A thriving cowork community of freelancers, remote workers, entrepreneurs, and techies fills the space with energy and friendly mojo. Chat on Slack, over free coffee from local roastery Hopscotch, out on the patio, or while taking a break at the puzzle.

INSPIRING

Better coffee. Better light. Better mojo. A feeling of belonging. You’ll get your best work done at The Mill.

FAQ

I already live in Indiana. Can I apply?

Sorry, only people who currently live outside of Indiana are eligible.

I just moved to Bloomington. Can I apply?

Welcome to Bloomington! You’re too late to apply for full program benefits, but we’d love to meet you at our monthly Remote Worker Meetups!

Can I apply if I'm not a US citizen?

Yes, if you are a permanent resident with a green card. (We’re not able to help with that process.)

I work in the gig economy. Can I apply?

Probably not. For the purposes of this program, for example, we don’t consider Uber, Lyft, Doordash, Grubhub, etc., full-time remote employment.

What do you mean by "remote work"?

You might know it as “working from home” or “telecommuting.” Bloomington Remote is for folks who have full-time employment with a company but don’t have to travel into work each day. 

Can you help me find a remote work job?

No, sorry. You need to already have a remote job to be eligible for our program.