February 11, 2021
Purdue@WestGate at the WestGate@Crane Technology Park has graciously received a 2021 sponsorship from Tech Park neighbor, ManTech, in support of the WestGate Authority’s economic development mission. The WestGate Academy’s 14,000 square foot conference center has been one of the main sources of income to the non-profit during the COVID-19 pandemic. ManTech will now be the focal point as visitors enter the spacious event center.
“ManTech is extremely proud to be a part of the Crane ecosystem and we understand that the WestGate Academy plays a very important role in the community. This sponsorship represents ManTech’s continued investment in and commitment to that community – and to bringing new technology and advancing strategic objectives within the Tech Park and NSWC Crane.” Jim Hanley, Vice President and Division Manager for ManTech’s Naval Aviation Division.
ManTech was founded in 1968 to provide advanced technological services to the U.S. Government. The ManTech mission is to empower our nation through a diverse and skilled workforce securely delivering innovative technology, consulting services and digital solutions for customers’ mission success, every day. ManTech is currently in the process of adding a 72,000 square foot building within the Technology Park. Visit ManTech | Securing the Future to learn more.
Since 2012, WestGate Academy has been the heart of the Technology Park and its 875 employees, $67 million dollars in payroll, and had supported 89 startups since 2017. The goal of 2021 is to become indispensable to all our partners and neighbors within the WestGate region and to continue to drive Hoosier economic development and entrepreneurship.
“We appreciate ManTech’s investment in the region,” said Jason Salstrom, Director Purdue@WestGate. “We look forward to growing our collaboration, developing access to talent and research capabilities, thereby supporting ManTech’s growth as a keystone of the WestGate ecosystem.”
Purdue@WestGate is a regional partner supporting and connecting startups, industry, universities, and the DoD, including hosting several monthly webinars that dive into topics within the defense industry, entrepreneurship, innovation, and personal development. Visit https://www.westgate-academy.com/event to view a full calendar of upcoming events, including startups and defense organizations driving Hypersonic innovation.
Rendering of new ManTech Conference Center Signage upon entering the 14,000 sq foot conference center at WestGate Academy