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Why Michigan for Defense
Select a region with in the internactive map on the left to see the defense industry assets located in that region.
The Michigan Defense Corridor is a six-square-mile stretch of land in Macomb County that is anchored by the U.S. Army Detroit Arsenal and the 10 Army Organizations and separate Commands. It represents a multi-billion-dollar industry for Southeast. With over 650 contractors county wide, Macomb leads the state with 58% of defense contracts awarded to Macomb County companies.
Michigan-Based Testing & RD Centers
The University Research Corridor (URC) is an alliance of Michigan’s three leading research institutions: Michigan State University, the University of Michigan and Wayne State University. Of all the federally funded academic R&D money in Michigan, the URC accounts for 94% of those funds.
Highlighted below are major defense related programs offered by the three URC’s.
Industry 4.0 Preparedness
Michigan’s manufacturing heritage, talented workforce and high-tech, innovative vision has allowed forward-thinking companies to align with Industry 4.0. MEDC and our partners also offer resouces to help your business manufacture smarter.Learn More
Michigan is taking a leading role in developing innovative solutions for protecting the security of systems and people across the state, country and world. The state’s cybersecurity initiative is the world’s first comprehensive state-level approach to cyber, improving the state’s defenses and fostering rapidly growing cyber talent and business environments.
Michigan’s Cyber Range is the nation’s largest unclassified cyber range, with hubs stationed around Michigan, including at Northern Michigan University in Marquette; the CCDC Ground Vehicle Systems Center in Warren; Pinckney High School; the Macomb-OU Incubator in Sterling Heights; Wayne State University; and the West Michigan Center for Arts & Technology in Grand Rapids. These cyber range hubs offer more than 40 industry-recognized certifications, exercises and workshops aimed at qualifying individuals for positions and contracts in cybersecurity fields.