Protect & Grow

The Michigan Defense Center leads the state’s Protect and Grow Initiative, a comprehensive statewide effort for Michigan’s Defense, Defense Aerospace and Homeland Security Sectors

The Protect and Grow Initiative

The original plan established unity of effort among defense ecosystem stakeholders within the state and laid the foundation for Michigan to reinforce its legacy as the Arsenal of Democracy. The strategy was successful in increasing Michigan’s visibility and influence at the state and national level, which has resulted in new missions and funding for our defense assets.

Protect & Grow 2.0 builds on this success to match Michigan’s industries with the National Security Plan to increase contract spending to Michigan companies and expansion of federal missions.

To view Protect and Grow 2.0 click here.

To view the fall 2021 Protect and Grow Progress Report click here

State Senator MacDonald

Michigan State Senator Michael MacDonald and Michigan State Representative Joe Tate lead the State of Michigan’s bi-partisan, bicameral legislative Defense and Aerospace Caucus.

Working closely with state legislators, the Michigan Defense Center advises and connects legislators to the defense community, helps fund partner efforts and coordinates defense and aerospace activities statewide.

State Representative Tate