The Michigan Defense Center created this resource guide for Michigan companies and innovators who are interested in doing business with the Department of Defense (DoD) and Department of Homeland Security (DHS). The purpose of the guide is to provide information on the various organizations, tools and other resources available locally and at the state or national level that can help you win federal contracts. These resources are free or available at a low cost for Michigan companies.

No matter what you make or provide, opportunities are available in the federal system to grow your business.

Why Get Into Defense Contracting?

  • Diversify your portfolio to reduce risk and weather economic downturns
  • Create opportunities for steady work and revenue
  • Defense, defense aerospace and homeland security cross over into every industry
  • Grow your business

About the Michigan Defense Center

The Michigan Defense Center, an operation of the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC), is the lead voice for Michigan’s defense and homeland security economy. It has galvanized 35 academic institutions and local, state, and economic development organizations to become partners in protecting and growing the defense assets and industry in the state. The tools and resources that the Michigan Defense Center has developed to assist Michigan businesses such as the Bid Targeting System (BTS) and Proposal Writing Services (PWS) has resulted in 268 new Michigan small businesses becoming engaged in the defense industry. Since 2015, over $494 million in federal contracts have been awarded to Michigan businesses with the support of PWS grant funding and pre-qualified proposal writers, with an additional $6.6 million in pending awards in FY20.