On January 19th, community leaders from Bloomington welcomed Colonel and Mrs. Alan Pratt at a reception in their honor at the Monroe County Convention Center. Indiana University co-hosted the reception with its partner organizations, Ivy Tech-Bloomington, The Greater Bloomington Chamber, the Bloomington Economic Development Corporation and Mr. Lee Marchant, chair of the Growing Crane Committee.  The event was a great opportunity to demonstrate Bloomington’s support for Crane’s national security mission.  The event also serves as a reminder of the number of jobs and innovative work, both on the base and through contractors, that Crane supports in our community.

Read the full story on the Innovate Indiana Blog: http://innovate.indiana.edu/blog/2012/01/bloomington-welcomes-new-crane-naval-base-commander/