Opportunities for Site Selectors
The $2 billion Naval Surface Warfare Center (NSWC) on the NSA facility in southern Indiana contracts or partners for multiple millions of dollars in global new business annually. The WestGate @ Crane Technology Park, located next to NSA Crane, offers commercial defense industry players and supporting cluster companies a unique opportunity to mine government and related contract work in a highly strategic fashion.
Demographics and Workforce
The 6,000 professionals who work at NSWC Crane and its related operations include many scientists, engineers and technology professionals. The quality of work and job satisfaction is so high at NSWC Crane that its workforce travels from more than 40 counties in Indiana each business day to work there.
Incentives and Taxes
Indiana was ranked in 2008 by CNBC and Site Selector magazine as one of the most business-friendly states in the Union. With a low cost of doing business and highly motivated professionals at the Indiana Economic Development Corporation (IEDC) ready to do deals, the Hoosier state is among top competitors for relocating or new companies in the nation.
Transportation: The WestGate is within 90 minutes of the new hub at Indianapolis International Airport, and business jet-capable airports are nearby at Bloomington and Daviess County. Design and construction on the fully-funded extension of I-69 through southern Indiana has begun, which within about a decade will have an off-ramp immediately next to the WestGate park. The NSA facility is one of Indiana's largest transportation, distribution and logistics operators serving contractors and military operations all over the world. Numerous high-capacity state roads are already in the region, including the four-lane U.S. 37 and I-64, which is within an hour's drive of the WestGate.
Telecommunications: A full range of Telco, wireless and Big Pipe fiber broadband (including NMC) is available at the WestGate through Smithville Digital.
Utilities: Indiana's utility rates dwarf many other regions. Click on the county links to the right for more information about different providers and rates.
Incentives & Taxes
Getting to WestGate