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Indiana Economic Development Corporation

The Indiana Economic Development Corporation (IEDC) is the State of Indiana's lead economic development agency.

Indiana Procurement Technical Assistance Center

The mission of PTAC is to generate employment and improve the general economic condition of the state by assisting Indiana companies including those eligible for preferential consideration in obtaining and performing under local, state, and federal government contracts.


Sagamore Institute

Sagamore Institute is an Indianapolis-based nonprofit, nonpartisan, public policy research organization--or think tank.

Indiana State University

Center for Unmanned Systems & Human Capital Development

The ISU Center for Unmanned Systems and Human Capital Development is a consortium between academic, government, and industry partners promoting the use of unmanned systems, providing education, training, and development of human capital, and creating economic and employment opportunities.

Indiana Small Business Development Center

Indiana Small Business Development Center

The ISBDC was created to have a positive and measurable impact on the formation, growth, and sustainability of small businesses in Indiana, and to develop a strong entrepreneurial community.


Radius Indiana

The mission of Radius Indiana is to lead regional collaboration by leveraging the diverse assets of Southern Indiana to drive attraction, retention and expansion of business, thereby increasing employment and investment opportunities and quality of life within the region.

Indiana Aerospace Defense Council

Indiana Aerospace & Defense Council

Conexus Indiana, in partnership with the Indiana Economic Development Corporation, is working to ensure that the aerospace & defense industry continues to flourish in Indiana. By creating the industry-led Indiana Aerospace & Defense Council, Conexus hopes to be a catalyst for programs and opportunities that will support a prosperous economy and a competitive defense marketplace for years to come.

WestGate at Crane


The WestGate serves up a unique competitive advantage for commercial companies and university faculty providing federal contract work for the $2 billion Naval Surface Warfare Center (NSWC) in the 100-square-mile NSA facility in southwest Indiana. Companies in the park easily collaborate with global operations through high-speed gigabit fiber-optic connectivity (all levels of data security available). New office, industrial and mixed use buildings provide a distinctive growth benefit for commercial defense giants EG&G, SAIC and ITT as well as a growing cluster of defense-related Fortune 500 companies and small businesses serving NSWC/NSA contracts. Companies considering relocation or expansion to the WestGate have both leasing options for existing facilities or customized build-to-suit opportunities in the park's business-friendly environment.



In 2011, eight Indiana universities were awarded 132 military contracts totaling over $18 million dollars, nearly $8 million of this total went to Purdue alone. According to Duane Embree, Executive Director of the Indiana Office of Defense Development, research and development projects between military groups and universities throughout the state are vital for the further evolution of military systems. He states, “Research partnerships between Crane and universities such as Rose-Hulman on critical components and technologies such as wideband optically multiplexed arrays are important to meeting our war-fighting requirements.”


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