Request For Proposals

The intent of this request for proposal will be to identify an experienced Development Team to launch Phase One of a recently completed master plan for WestGate@Crane, a certified technology park in southwest central Indiana located just outside the gates of Crane Naval Base, the third largest naval installation in the world.

Over the last year, ROI and a team of regional stakeholders has been working to understand the evolving role of the defense sector in our region. The economic feasibility analysis completed by TEConomy provides a clear picture of growth opportunities in the regional defense ecosystem relative to emerging technologies. Perkins+Will has helped create an updated vision in alignment with growth opportunities through a concept master plan for WestGate@Crane as well as development and investment guidelines. 

The ideal Development Team for the implementation of Phase One of the Master Plan would bring hands-on knowledge and experience in research park and innovation district advancement, especially within defense and rural communities, including capabilities in stakeholder relationship and consensus building, marketing and business development, real estate and infrastructure financing, and organizational development.Submissions are due by November 6th and decisions will be made by mid-December. If you have any questions at any time, please feel free to reach out Maren Witte, Regional Opportunity Fund Project Manager, at or (812) 459-6851.