Here are some key economic outlook numbers for the Bloomington area.
$153 million: Projected 2012 growth in economic output within the Bloomington Metropolitan Statistical Area (Monroe, Greene and Owen counties), which would put the total economic output of the region above $7 billion this year.
$106 million: Projected growth in total wages in the region this year.
425,241: Square feet of industrial space leased or sold last year in Monroe County.
290,685: Square feet of office and training space built and occupied at Westgate Crane since 2007.
13,422: Projected growth in Monroe County population by 2020.
1,019: Additional new hires expected by the region’s life sciences companies in the next two years.
96%: Occupancy rate of apartments in Bloomington.