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Southeast Mich. important in plane manufacturing, U.S. defense, state leaders say

Posted By: The Detroit News on August 19, 2022.  For more information, please click here to read the source article.   Defense and state leaders stressed the importance of southeast Michigan manufacturing companies at an event Friday in Macomb County highlighting the region’s role in manufacturing F-35 fighter planes. Michigan has about 600 aerospace-related companies and employs more industrial designers […]

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Two West Michigan businesses to expand, bring 319 jobs to the area

Two West Michigan companies, Gen3 Defense & Aerospace and Blackmer, are expected to expand their operations in Grand Rapids, bringing 319 jobs and $15.5 million investment to the area. The expansions were announced Wednesday by The Right Place and the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC). Gen3 Defense & Aerospace, an engineering company with a focus […]

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Woodward Inc. expanding operations in Zeeland

A Colorado company is expanding its facility in Zeeland to make room for an innovative approach to aerospace manufacturing. Fort Collins, Colorado-based Woodward Inc. is converting a previous warehouse space into an industrialized space that will be dedicated to additive manufacturing, according to the Lakeshore Advantage on Wednesday. The economic development agency helped Woodward secure an industrial […]

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Michigan Reveals Spaceport Site, Potential 40K New Jobs by 2025

Michigan Reveals Spaceport Site, Potential 40K New Jobs by 2025

After a year-long search, the Michigan Aerospace Manufacturers Association has announced the location of a new vertical-launch spaceport in the state. The Sterling Heights-based trade organization has identified a location just north of Marquette in the Upper Peninsula as the best site from which to launch rockets from launch pads. The location along the shores […]

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Michigan’s attractiveness grows among aerospace manufacturers

Michigan’s attractiveness grows among aerospace manufacturers

Michigan is the most attractive state in the Midwest for new aerospace manufacturing businesses. That’s according to a recent report from PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC), a global consulting firm. The annual rankings report, which also raised the state from 8th nationally in 2018 to fourth in the 2019 report, cited the state’s “favorable corporate tax structure” and […]

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