Michigan’s defense contracts have increased $1.6 billion from Fiscal Year 2017 to Fiscal Year 2018. $5.4 billion in defense contracts went to Michigan companies in FY18.
Michigan is trending upward and has continued to increase its number of contracts since 2015, the year the state implemented its first Protect and Grow Strategic Plan.
As stated in the MDC’s Protect and Grow Fall 2019 Progress Report, “Increased investment will not only improve Michigan’s ranking, but also further bolster the state’s defense economy. With increased defense funding, Michigan can increase the importance of our installations to the DoD, reduce their operating costs, diversify the state’s economy, and offer good paying defense industry and related jobs.”