American Center for Manufacturing & Innovation Announces a First-of-its-kind Industrial Development: Munitions Campus – Indiana



INDIANAPOLIS, Feb. 21, 2024 /PRNewswire/ — The American Center for Manufacturing & Innovation (ACMI) today announced Munitions Campus – Indiana. The project, a private-public partnership leveraging the Department of Defense (DOD)’s $75M Munitions Campus program award to ACMI Federal and an estimated $300M of private capital for developing infrastructure, is an industrial real estate development to support scaling and innovation in munitions-related areas.

The Munitions Campus program was established through the Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Industrial Base Resilience (IBR) through its Manufacturing Capability Expansion and Investment Prioritization (MCEIP) Directorate.

“This program is an important pathfinder effort to develop a new public-private partnership model, stimulating private investment even in a market such as munitions, where DOD has traditionally shouldered nearly the entire cost burden,” said Anthony Di Stasio, MCEIP Director. “This approach will stretch the taxpayer dollar much further, enabling us to accelerate growth of the domestic industrial base, maintaining America’s technological and industrial edge.”

“ACMI is proud to be leading this important project to support innovation, scaling production and the unique needs of this supply chain,” said John Burer, founder of ACMI. “This is a first-of-its-kind project that is expected to attract thousands of jobs and bring billions in economic development to the State of Indiana.”

ACMI Properties will construct the facilities in a hub and spoke configuration, with a R&D-oriented campus located near Indianapolis and other sites under consideration, including some adjacent to Crane Army Ammunition Activity and Naval Surface Warfare Center, Crane Division (NSWC Crane).

“Crane Army and NSWC Crane are the ideal partners to take on this important project,” said Pam Clark, Ecosystem Manager …

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