WestGate Academy Conference and Training Center is the crown jewel of the WestGate@Crane Technology Park. This spacious, state-of-the-art facility opened its doors in October 2012, and since then it has been serving the needs of NSWC Crane and the surrounding communities. Conferences, training, business incubators, weddings, galas and events of all sizes and styles have given life to this beautiful building, and we are quickly filling our calendar for the coming months. STIMULUS has the privilege of supporting our partners at the WestGate@Crane Authority, providing complete facility management for the 64,000 square-foot Academy.
Located just minutes from the economic hub that is NSWC Crane, Indiana’s strategic naval base, the Academy is ideally located for easy access to the multi-million dollar companies at the Tech Park as well as the thousands of employees working within the gates at Crane. STIMULUS uses the world-class amenities to provide a full slate of courses in support of our prime workforce development contract with NSWC Crane, yet that is not all that happens here. While the Academy was originally designed to support Indiana’s critical defense network, it is unquestionably the best location in the region for events of all kinds, not to mention the possibilities yet to be realized in the business incubator and co-working space. This is what our state and regional leaders have had to say about it:
“WestGate Academy is a tremendous asset to both NSA Crane as a federal research laboratory and to South Central Indiana where it has become home to university research, training, and innovation space. Further, the Academy provides the large gathering and conference space needed to meet and collaborate. The State of Indiana commends the efforts of WestGate Academy to meet the needs of NSA Crane and SW Indiana.”
– Sue Ellspermann, President, Ivy Tech Community College
“As Radius Indiana promotes our region’s assets to companies globally, the WestGate Academy is one of our greatest resources. Located directly outside the Crane Naval Base and with close proximity to major universities, the features of the facility make it a prime location for conferences, symposiums, and training activities. The high-tech capabilities of the WestGate Academy and its perfect location for technology transfer endeavors, make it a key resource to help drive economic prosperity in our region.”
– Becky Skillman, Former President/CEO, Radius Indiana