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Protect & Grow

DOD/DHS in Michigan

Industry & Innovation

The Michigan Defense Center

From the Arsenal of Democracy to the Arsenal of Innovation

The State Office Tasked to Protect and Grow Michigan’s Defense, Defense Aerospace and Homeland Security Missions and Industries

Michigan Defense

$5.5 Billion Industry
145,000 Defense Related Jobs
$14.2 Billion Economic Impact

Protect & Grow Strategy

35% GDP Growth
32% Total Employment Growth
19% Salary Growth

MI Defense Industry

4,000 Defense Suppliers
1,000 Prime Contractors
17 Commands & Installations



4,000 Michigan Businesses are Currently Serving the Defense Industry, and There’s Room for More.  Find Out How the Michigan Defense Center Can Connected You to Important Business Opportunities 

Bid Targeting System

37,000 Companies in BTS
17,000 Bid Opportunities 

Online Resource Guide

Comprehensive Resource Guide
50 Direct Contacts 

Proposal Writing Services

$450 Million in Fed Contracts Awarded
84% Win Rate

Industry & Innovation

Top Universities, R&D Facilities, Defense OEM’s and a 4,000 Member Supply Chain Makes Michigan a Defense Industry Leader


#4 Ranking in Aerospace Attractiveness
Top 10 Major, New & Expanded Corporate Facilities
1,000 Federal Prime Contractors


#1 in Vehicle & Mobility R&D
#6 in the Nation for Patent Awards
#1 in US for Commercial Industrial Designers

DOD/DHS in Michigan

U.S Army Contracting Command, PEOs, R&D and Some of the Largest National Guard Facilities in the Nation, Anchor Michigan’s National Security Economy


19 U.S Coast Guard Stations
10 U.S Army Commands

DMVA / National Guard

700,000 Veterans Call Michigan Home
6 Air and Army Installations

Protect & Grow

The Michigan Defense Center is the Lead Voice on State and Federal Policy to Protect and Grow Michigan’s Defense Sector.

Legislative Influence

#2 in U.S Armed Services Members and Appropriators
10 Member State Defense, Aerospace Caucus

Protect & Grow; Michigan Strategic Plan

33 Statewide Partners
$2.2 Billion Growth in Contracts Under P&G