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MacDonald applauds high-wage jobs coming to Sterling Heights

LANSING, Mich. — Sen. Michael D. MacDonald is applauding the recent announcement that the Michigan Strategic Fund (MSF) has approved a local business development grant to support a $4.3 million investment in Sterling Heights that is expected to create 92 well-paying jobs.

“This is outstanding news for the people of Sterling Heights and Macomb County,” said MacDonald, R-Macomb Township. “As the co-chair of the bipartisan Michigan Legislative Aerospace and Defense Caucus, I applaud the state and local officials who worked to help bring this exciting investment to Sterling Heights. This project is the type of high-tech, high-demand opportunity that the caucus has focused on encouraging in our region and throughout Michigan.”

The MSF awarded DCS Corporation a $500,000 Michigan Business Development Program performance-based grant to establish a new Center of Excellence in Sterling Heights.

DCS is a provider of engineering and technical support services to the U.S. Department of Defense and other national security customers and currently has 215 employees in Michigan.

The company creates innovative technology solutions including artificial intelligence and machine learning; human systems engineering, modeling, and simulation; and mission planning.

In response to anticipated growth in the areas of power and mobility, autonomous systems, survivability, ground vehicle electronics architecture, and software engineering and integration at the Army Combat Capabilities Development Command Ground Vehicle Systems Center (CCDC GVSC) in Warren, DCS is expanding its operations to create a Ground Vehicle R&D Center of Excellence in a facility in the city of Sterling Heights. The new facility will house specialized laboratories, high bay space, and additional fabrication and machining capabilities.

The Michigan Legislative Aerospace and Defense Caucus is co-chaired by Rep. Joe Tate, D-Detroit, and MacDonald and enables legislative colleagues and aerospace and defense experts to share their unique perspectives and help increase the role of the aerospace and defense industries in the region and throughout the state.

Sterling Heights was chosen over a competing site in Massachusetts.