Contact the MEDC and speak to a business specialist today to find out how we can help your company diversify into the defense and homeland security sectors.
Michigan has played an important role in defense and homeland security since World War II, when its engineering and manufacturing prowess helped equip and protect our nation’s soldiers and defenders.
Today, the sector is as important to our state and nation as ever. Michigan is home to an impressive number of military and defense-related facilities, including advanced research labs, testing grounds, and bases.
Michigan has placed special emphasis on the sector, helping both entrepreneurs and established firms within the state to diversify into the industry and land contracts with the Department of Defense and its prime contractors. Companies outside of Michigan are also choosing to locate in Michigan because of the Michigan Advantage – our talented and skilled workforce, technology infrastructure, and history of innovation.
To assist this growing sector, the Michigan Defense Center (formerly known as the Defense Contract Coordination Center or DC3) and Procurement Technical Assistance Centers (PTACs) are important resources.
The Michigan Defense Center is leveraging Michigan’s manufacturing and engineering expertise in high-tech sectors, such as robotics and homeland security, where the state may have a competitive advantage.
You can also explore the Michigan Defense Center’s Defense Capabilities Directory and learn more about our defense and homeland security industry infrastructure and resources.
“I have personally had the pleasure of working with the PTAC group and find their assistance invaluable.”- Rhonda BroussardGenesee Packaging, Inc.
“I have personally had the pleasure of working with the PTAC group and find their assistance invaluable.”