DMAP to present on Business Assistance and Diversification Strategies for the Defense Supply Chain

The Defense Manufacturing Assistance Program (DMAP) will present on business and diversification strategies at Automation Alley in Troy, Michigan.  This free event is hosted by Automation Alley.

Monday, September 25, 2017
8:30 AM – 10:30 AM
Automation Alley, Woodward Atrium
2675 Bellingham Dr, Troy, MI 48083

  • Learn about the services and matching funds available from DMAP
  • Hear case studies from DMAP firms that have improved resiliency and grown through diversification
  • Explore diversification strategies for firms in the defense supply chain
  • Learn about additional programs within the Economic Growth Institute beneficial to defense contractors

“The University of Michigan’s Defense Manufacturing Assistance Program provides resilience and diversification assistance for the defense supply chain via advisory plans and co-funded projects up to $100,000 for companies experiencing or anticipating adverse impacts of defense downsizing or industry restructuring.” – Megan Reichert, DMAP Director

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This event is funded by the Department of Defense and Office of Economic Adjustment.

Economic development officials hope a recent Purdue University study comparing northeast Indiana with other good defense business locations will help attract more defense contractors to the region.

Indiana, Ohio and Michigan will share $8 million in federal funds to help companies and communities that have lost defense industry jobs.

OEA Grant to address defense industry cuts in Midwestern states

An $8 million grant from DOD’s Office of Economic Adjustment (OEA) awarded last week to the University of Michigan’s Economic Growth Institute will be used to help dozens of communities and companies across Michigan, Ohio and Indiana address the loss of jobs in the defense industry stemming from cutbacks in DOD spending.

$8M DOD grant aims to address defense downsizing

Based on a successful pilot project, the U.S. Department of Defense’s Office of Economic Adjustment has awarded $8 million to the University of Michigan’s Economic Growth Institute to assist communities and companies in the three states that have been impacted by these job losses.

Purdue awarded $1.6M to expand its Defense Manufacturing Assistance Program

The Purdue Center for Regional Development (PCRD) and the Purdue Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) are joining forces with the University of Michigan and Ohio State University to expand the tri-state team’s Defense Manufacturing Assistance Program (DMAP). Piloted over the past two years, the Purdue DMAP initiative has helped nearly two dozen defense-impacted industries and communities in the state.

Funds available for local defense manufacturers

Manufacturing companies in the Ohio region have an opportunity to receive funding assistance through a new program organized by three universities, an official with the Ohio Manufacturing Institute said Monday.

Trade zone eyes defense manufacturing grant

An emerging trade zone in the central Upper Peninsula is looking into a grant program to help communities improve companies experiencing declining sales, production or employment due to reduced spending by the nation’s defense department.