**Media Advisory** Sen. MacDonald, nonprofit leaders to attend grand opening of collaboration center in Macomb County

LANSING, Mich. — Sen. Michael D. MacDonald, Maj. Gen. Paul Rogers, state officials and defense nonprofit leaders on Monday will participate in a ribbon cutting ceremony for the new Michigan Aerospace & Defense Collaboration Office in Sterling Heights.

Who:
Sen. Michael D. MacDonald, R-Macomb Township;
Rep. Joe Tate, D-Detroit;
Ron Lamparter, founder and chairman of the Defense Corridor Center for Collaboration and Synergy (DC3S);
Maj. Gen. Paul Rogers, adjutant general of the Michigan Army and Air National Guard; and
Officials from several defense nonprofits associations.

What:
Ribbon cutting ceremony of the new collaboration office for nonprofit organizations to help work with the state to help attract more aerospace and defense industry investment in Michigan.

When:
Monday, Aug. 10 at 9:30 a.m.

Where:
Defense Corridor Center for Collaboration and Synergy
7205 Sterling Ponds Ct.
Sterling Heights

Brief:
MacDonald and Tate are co-chairmen of the bipartisan Michigan Legislative Aerospace and Defense Caucus, which enables legislative colleagues and aerospace and defense experts to share their unique perspectives.

The event will be held outside (weather permitting) or inside the large DC3S event space if necessary. Face mask and social distancing requirements will be enforced.

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