Combining the expertise of Indiana’s high-tech universities with a highly skilled workforce, Jennings County is ready to grow defense and defense support-related industries. Our region is currently home to several global manufacturing, supply chain, and high-tech companies, all ready to support defense-related industry.
Indiana has a large and formidable military presence, including dynamic critical duty commands at Naval Support Center Crane, vital reserve components — including the Air Force Reserve’s largest KC-135R Stratotanker wing — and a distinguished state national guard that consists of 14,000 soldiers and airmen located in bases and armories in 52 counties across the state. Indiana’s military presence also includes the US Army Reserve, US Army National Guard, US Army Air Guard, Coast Guard Reserve, Marine Reserve facilities. Indiana’s defense and national security industries are not only helping to keep America safe in the 21st century, but they’re also strengthening our national economy with groundbreaking new technologies that are providing the jobs of tomorrow.
Jennings County Economic Development Corporation is an active member of the Southern Indiana Defense Industry Network (SIDIN). The SIDIN exists to attract and support investments and job-creating activities made by private sector employers who serve defense and national security interests. SIDIN’s role is to bridge opportunities between the area’s unique properties and private-sector defense and national security interests.
The network is made up of professionals from government, economic development, academia, and the military whose goal is to attract and support business investments and foster job-creating activities that are a win-win for businesses and the community.