Economic Development

Utilities District of Western Indiana REMC (UDWI REMC) located in Bloomfield, Ind., is an electric utility cooperative that serves nearly 16,000 members in Clay, Daviess, Greene, Knox, Lawrence, Martin, Monroe, Owen, Putnam, Sullivan and Vigo counties and maintains over 2,000 miles of line.
WestGate@Crane Technology Park

WestGate@Crane Technology Park is adjacent to NSWC Crane and partners with a variety of organizations and businesses such as local and state economic development corporations, NSWC-Crane Division, Indiana Office of Defense Development, and WorkOne. The Uplands Science & Technology Foundation provides management and sale of land in the park. Real estate and office space are available at the tech park, as well as EastGate Technology & Business Center (Bedford, IN), offering ideal locations for businesses to grow and thrive.

The new microelectronics campus, WestGate One, is a 10-acre public-private development that will create a hub for semiconductor excellence in the Indiana Uplands region, supporting technology innovation, talent development and infrastructure needs while fostering continued partnerships with the U.S. Department of Defense through NSWC Crane to advance American-made microelectronics. 

WestGate One, which is advancing with support from the nationally recognized Indiana Regional Economic Acceleration and Development Initiative (READI), has already secured four semiconductor companies – NHanced Semiconductors, which will anchor the development; Everspin Technologies; Trusted Semiconductor Solutions; and Reliable MicroSystems. Together, these companies plan to invest more than $300 million in Indiana and create up to 549 new, specialized jobs in the coming years, advancing the verification, validation and production of critical microelectronics components in the U.S.

The Uplands Science and Technology Foundation is a non-profit 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@Crane Technology Park.

About Naval Surface Warfare, Crane

NSA Crane is the world’s third-largest naval installation, making defense a huge economic driver for Southern Indiana. With more than 6,000 employees, Crane brings together over 3,000 STEM workers, 1,000 engineers, and dozens of PhDs in a federal research lab setting.

Job Board

As the management behind the WestGate@Crane Technology Park, Purdue@WestGate supports the ever-growing tech park and aims to be the number one resource.  The Tech Park Job Board highlights job opportunities not only in the tech park but also within the surrounding counties. Use this resource to help find work opportunities!

USAJOBS connects job seekers with federal employment opportunities across the United States and around the world. As the federal government’s official employment site, USAJOBS helps the right people find the right jobs. Check out their job board!

Westcott Development

​​The Westcott neighborhood is near the WestGate@Crane Technology Park and is helping add to the supply of housing needed to meet the demand of workers moving to the region. This new planned neighborhood of 120 homes offers a modern lifestyle paired with ranch and townhomes.

UDWI REMC is pleased to provide energy services to new members moving into this development and worked closely with the developers to ensure the proper infrastructure for these homes as well as future development plans. UDWI is committed to our region’s goal to grow entrepreneurship and technology innovation, specifically within the defense ecosystem industry.

Learn More:
West Cott Living
Inside INdiana Business Article – Westcott Development

Local Economic Development Organizations – UDWI’s Service Area

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