Flying High: How Aerospace Propels Michigan’s Economy
Michigan has all the pieces necessary to not only birth technology and aerospace firms but take them to maturity and beyond. The state's strong talent pipeline, higher educational facilities, and growing venture capital community have been among the the keys to success for growing companies like to Orbion Space Technology, Northern Wings and more.Read More
Aerospace Success Stories
Orbion Space Technology
Michigan's Aerospace and Defense Industries
As the state that revolutionized the automotive industry, Michigan has taken to the skies to become one of the top places in the country for aerospace business. The state is home to the Unmanned AerialSystems Consortium (MUASC), supporting the development of Unmanned Aerial Systems through coordinated services, access to unique airspace and diverse geography. Experience the same prioritized FAA approval processes as the seven FAA UAS Test Sites when flying in Michigan. MUASC will coordinate the access you need to test your platform faster and more effectively in the state.
In addition, Michigan’s defense industry ranks high above the rest. In partnership with the Michigan Defense Center, MEDC acts as a liaison between the state and defense interests in the federal government, defense agencies, the defense industry, academia and the defense community. The Michigan Defense Center develops and offers defense specific resources to assist Michigan companies in doing business in federal contracting and the supply chain.
Living in Michigan
Michigan’s attractive business climate is surpassed only by its natural beauty and active lifestyle. With four seasons, 11,000 lakes and the country’s longest freshwater coastline, Michigan offers ample opportunities to enjoy recreational activities like boating, fishing, golf, skiing, hiking and more. Michigan is also home to the highly regarded Detroit Institute of Arts, over 100 wineries, and is a craft beer destination. We also have the lowest cost of living of any state in the Midwest. When it comes to living and doing business, nothing compares to Pure Michigan.
Michigan is an Industry Leader