Partners to provide support services to regional businesses 

INDIANAPOLIS – Lt. Governor Sue Ellspermann joins the Indiana Office of Defense Development(IODD) and the Indiana Office of Small Business and Entrepreneurship (OSBE) to announce the beginning of Open Hours at WestGate@Crane Technology Park for government and academic partners to provide local business support services in the region.

“This groundbreaking partnership will provide Southwest Central Indiana with comprehensive business support services free of charge on a recurring basis from organizations conveniently located in one place to assist those considering launching a business venture, tech startups,  as well as existing companies,” said Lt. Governor Ellspermann. “We see the open hours and collaborative approach as a way to further assist our small businesses as well as encourage them to aspire and achieve new levels of success for the region and ultimately all of Indiana.”

On Tuesday, November 17th from 8-11am, individuals and businesses are invited to come learn about and discuss the services available in Southwest Central Indiana.

Participating partners include:
IODD’s Technology Commercialization Program
Indiana Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC)
Indiana Small Business Development Center (ISBDC)

Additional services will be represented by:
Purdue University’s Technical Assistance Program (TAP) and Purdue Foundry
University of Southern Indiana’s Center for Applied Research
Ivy Tech’s Gayle & Bill Cook Center for Entrepreneurship (Bloomington)
Bloomington Economic Development Corporation
NSWC Crane Division’s  Small Business and Technology Transfer programs

Open Hours will be held at the WestGate Academy facility located at 13598 East WestGate Drive, Odon, IN 47562 – immediately east of NSA Crane (Crane Gate). No appointments necessary.

For more information, please email John Dement, IODD Director of Technology Commercialization.

Media Contacts:
Emily Duncan
Public Relations Director
Office of Lt. Governor Sue Ellspermann
(317) 471-9048