Bloomington Remote is a program by The Mill, Bloomington’s nonprofit center for coworking and entrepreneurship, with the support of the City of Bloomington. 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.
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 the next 12 months
Be eligible to live and work in the US
After you fill out the application, we’ll gather a little more information about you in interviews and surveys. If you’re accepted into the program, we hope you’ll stay for at least a year.
Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.
THREE-YEAR, FULL-TIME COWORKING MEMBERSHIP AT THE MILL
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. Fine print: We have limited seats, so if you don’t actively use your membership in the first year, we’ll cancel it so that we can offer that coworking seat to someone else. You’ll still be part of the program and invited to all the 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
COMMUNITY LEADERSHIP OPPS
Looking to meet the makers & shakers doing good things for Bloomington? We can connect you to Bloomington’s local nonprofit network. Volunteering is a great way to meet people who share your values and to become integrated into the heart of our community.
ENTREPRENEURIAL RESOURCES & PROGRAMMING
Are you relocating your startup, or do you want to explore entrepreneurship? The Mill has on-staff experts, a host of programming, and incredible connections to founders, mentors, investors, and more! And in our smaller city, getting connected to the ecosystem is easier and faster than in the big tech hubs. You *can* launch and grow here!
- Personalized support from the Entrepreneur-in-Residence
- A wide network of Mill member companies and fellow entrepreneurs
- Connections to local capital
- Access to programs to hone your business concept and your pitch, meet investors, connect to technical supports, and more
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.
How cool is 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.
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.
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.
Better coffee. Better light. Better mojo. A feeling of belonging. You’ll get your best work done at The Mill.
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.