The hardworking people of Loogootee, Shoals, and Martin County are focused on neighbors and country. Residents are warm, welcoming, and patriotic, proudly supporting Naval Support Activity Crane and defense industry contractors located near WestGate@Crane Technology Park. Rich in history and thriving with innovation, Martin County's diverse landscape of deep valleys, intricate rock bluffs, and stunning ridges beckon visitors while high-tech career opportunities attract professionals and families to call it home.
Technology and nature intersect in Martin County with the fourth-highest concentration of STEM-related jobs in the U.S., thanks to NSA Crane. As the world's third-largest naval installation, NSA Crane is tasked with protecting and enabling the warfighter for rapidly changing combat environments. Specialists develop missile systems for submarines, complex night vision, pyrotechnics and illumination flares, and technologies for surveillance, cybersecurity, and signal detection.
Cities & Towns: Loogootee, Shoals, & Crane
Key Industries: National security and defense, mining, and agriculture
Notable Facts: Situated along the winding East Fork of the White River, the unusual geologic formations and splendor of Hoosier National Forest, Martin State Forest, West Boggs Park, and Hindostan Falls create ample opportunities for exploring, swimming, hunting, and fishing.