Local officials hope Camp Atterbury changes boost business

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EDINBURGH, Ind.  — Local officials are working with the Indiana National Guard on how its Camp Atterbury training base could be used to help attract defense- and homeland security-related businesses to the area.

The main activity at the central Indiana base has shifted in recent years from preparing troops for overseas deployment to training exercises for soldiers and law enforcement groups, along with testing of drones and robotics.

Johnson County Development Corp. President Cheryl Morphew tells the (Franklin) Daily Journal that Atterbury’s current programs present an opportunity to bring in new companies.

Indiana Adjutant Gen. Corey Carr says Guard officials are providing information about the base near Edinburgh to local groups for their marketing plans.