Arsenal of Innovation

Tech and Defense Communities

Unique to Michigan:

Michigan is uniquely situated to serve the defense and technology industries. Here are just a few:

  • MADCAT serves to advance the creation of a cyber-security ecosystem that drives technology innovation, encourages economic development and creates a talented workforce for the region.
  • The Michigan Defense Center is tasked with capturing a larger share of DoD and DHS contracts for Michigan companies.

Michigan also has local chapters of leading national organizations, including:


    • Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) representatives offer a wide range of services to Michigan companies interested in exploring defense opportunities though one-on-one counseling, bid matching, proposal preparation and follow-on services.
    • The Women In Defense (WID) Michigan Chapter is a non-profit professional networking and development organization for women and men across Michigan who contribute to national defense and security.
    • Michigan Manufacturing Technology Center (MMTC) an organization dedicated to supporting Michigan manufacturers to work smarter, to compete and to prosper.