america's aerospace future needs michigan

advancing innovation

University of Michigan Space Institute
is a world leader in space technology.

Multiple Michigan research universities
engaged in public and private aerospace programs.

conducting classified heat
signature work.

From enormous to highly specialized tooling,
Michigan’s capacity and expertise give American aerospace industrial might.

Michigan suppliers bring a value-added mindset
to deliver more turn-key, ready-to-go parts that propel customer efficiency and capacity.

Advancing metal-additive manufacturing (3D)
from prototyping to high-volume production.

Unique cluster of companies and universities
advancing lightweight material development.

One of America’s top performing states
for public R&D expenditures. (NSF reporting)

energizing core aerospace sectors


Primes are demanding higher quality products to meet AS9100 standards.

Michigan is the fastest-growing state in AS9100 certifications.

satellite & space

This aerospace sector needs an ecosystem of the most innovative engineers, advanced manufacturers and a reliable supply base in order to grow.

Michigan has the most engineers per capita of any state and a powerful ecosystem of advanced manufacturers and suppliers.


$94 billion+ to prioritize innovation in aerospace, autonomy, artificial intelligence, hypersonics and emerging technologies.

Michigan is the third-highest-ranking DoD supplier in America.

air mobility

The Urban Air Mobility (UAM) market is projected to grow from $2.6 billion to $9.1 billion by 2030.

Michigan is in full-scale prototype stages for electric vertical takeoff and landing tilt-wing vehicles.

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sustaining a powerful talent pipeline

Michigan is dedicated to K-12 STEM, with programs that prepare students for next-gen systems spanning the entire state.

Michigan is a national leader in student robotics and enjoys a steady stream of young science and technology talent entering colleges and the workforce every year.

University and corporate collaborative programs in aerospace cultivate top-level engineers and scientists for successful Michigan aerospace careers.