Bloomington foresees promising future with State Farms downtown building

BLOOMINGTON - State Farm plans to vacate historic downtown building.

The insurance company announced Thursday, that they are moving all 150 employees out of the downtown building at the end of the month. While some downtown businesses could think the loss in downtown employees, would affect their establishment, the Bloomington-Normal Economic Development Council said it's a will eventually benefit the city.

"We kind of see it as, you know if you're able to maintain those conversations with the ownership, with the stakeholders downtown, and with the city and the city council, then I think there's going to be some real good opportunities in the next few years, to maybe use that current space," said Zach Dietmeier, Bloomington Normal Economic Development Council Director of Marketing and Communications.

State Farm has not announced their plan for the building, once the employees have vacated.


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