WestGate renews sponsorship from Defense Contractor ManTech

WESTGATE – Purdue@WestGate at the WestGate@Crane Technology Park has graciously received a 2022 sponsorship from Tech Park neighbor, ManTech, in support of the WestGate Authority’s economic development mission. This is the defense contractor’s second year of support. The WestGate Academy’s 14,000 square foot conference center continues to be a valuable resource for regional economic development, entrepreneurship, and the Department of Defense. ManTech will continue to be the focal point as visitors enter the spacious event center.

Jim Hanley

“ManTech is extremely proud to continue our support for the Crane ecosystem and we understand that the WestGate Academy plays a very important role in the community. This continued sponsorship represents ManTech’s investment in and commitment to that community – and to bringing new technology and advancing strategic objectives within the Tech Park and NSWC Crane.”  Jim Hanley, Vice President and Division Manager for ManTech’s Naval Aviation Division.

ManTech was founded in 1968 to provide advanced technological services to the U.S. Government. The ManTech mission is to empower our nation through a diverse and skilled workforce securely delivering innovative technology, consulting services, and digital solutions for customers’ mission success, every day. ManTech is currently adding a 72,000 square foot building within the Technology Park. Visit ManTech | Securing the Future to learn more. A ribbon-cutting will be in the near future.

Since 2012, WestGate Academy has been the heart of the Technology Park and its 875 employees, $67 million dollars in payroll, and has supported approximately 100 startups since 2017. The goal of 2022 is to be indispensable to all our partners and neighbors within the WestGate region and to continue to drive Hoosier’s economic development and entrepreneurship.

Jason Salstrom

“ManTech has been a huge addition, not just to the Tech Park, but to the state,” said Jason Salstrom, Director Purdue@WestGate. “The good-paying jobs are of course welcome, but I would also emphasize the culture of ambition, innovation, and collaboration that ManTech added to the region. We look forward to growing our collaboration, developing access to talent and research capabilities, thereby supporting ManTech’s growth as a keystone of the WestGate ecosystem. We appreciate ManTech’s investment and support for the second year in a row,”

Purdue@WestGate is a regional partner supporting and connecting startups, industry, universities, and the DoD, including hosting regular webinars that dive into topics within the defense industry, entrepreneurship, innovation, and personal development. Visit https://www.westgate-academy.com/event to view a full calendar of upcoming events, including startups and defense organizations driving Hypersonic, AI, and Cybersecurity innovation.