Indiana’s world-class research capability, technological innovation, engineering excellence and manufacturing expertise provide national defense and homeland security companies with unmatched advantages. Because of these strengths, Indiana is recognized as a world leader in such areas as military informatics, defense electronics and alternative energy development.
Indiana provides national security industries with a progressive, low-cost business environment.
Indiana has 76 colleges and research universities that provide the highly trained and talented graduates that defense companies need. We have more than 61,000 defense industry jobs and over 6,400 engineering and technical defense workers; another 15,900 Indiana citizen soldiers have deployed on active duty since Sept. 11, 2001.
These advantages, combined with our existing defense-related assets, such as the Camp Atterbury-Muscatatuck Center for Complex Operations, Grissom Air Reserve Base, and NSWC Crane, provide unparalleled opportunity and support for defense and national security industries.