Crane Regional Defense Group: Key Leader Series Event


Friday, February 3, 2023 from 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM EST
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WestGate Academy 
13598 East WestGate Drive
Odon, IN 47562

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Crane Regional Defense Group 

Crane Regional Defense Group will also present it's annual report to give members and attendees updates on the organization, membership and its goals for the new year! You won't want to miss it. 

Join us on Friday, February 3, 2023 from 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. EST for the quarterly Key Leaders Series at the WestGate@Crane Technology Park.  

Hear from keynote speaker, Joe Carley with the Uplands Science & Technology Foundation (USTF)!

The Uplands Science and Technology Foundation is a nonprofit research foundation dedicated to supporting the vitality of WestGate Technology Park. The USTF was created in 2021, following the completion of a Master Plan for WestGate Technology Park.

The USTF was created:

  • To facilitate the transformation of WestGate into an innovation community,
  • To drive new activities and attract new firms and talent in emerging technology areas like microelectronics, artificial intelligence, and hypersonics, and
  • To create a unique regional hub with a distinctive sense of place

The Master Plan process engaged dozens of organizations from the Indiana Uplands region and laid out a transformative vision for WestGate. Upon completion of the Master Plan, several partner organizations worked with The University Financing Foundation to develop a roadmap for governance and project implementation at WestGate.

The USTF was created to lead the park’s long-term strategy and growth, building on the successes that have been achieved by the WestGate Authority and other partners.

This is a FREE event! Lunch will be provided! 

To learn more about our organization, visit our website:

Click the link below to register for the event!


The Crane Regional Defense Group is a citizen-led committee established through partnerships between chambers of commerce, county councils, financial institutions and local business leaders.


Our mission is to preserve the strategic value of Crane by supporting local outreach and legislative initiatives that protect military installations in the region and state, and leverage the installation’s potential to bring economic growth to Southern Indiana.