Defense Manufacturing Assistance Program

Defense Manufacturing Assistance Program Delivers Strong Results

The Defense Manufacturing Assistance Program (DMAP) released final results demonstrating tremendous impact on business growth, innovation, and community resiliency. The Economic Growth Institute at the University of Michigan, along with its partners at Purdue University and The Ohio State University, collaborated to deliver critical support and services to companies and communities impacted by downsizing of

Jamie Crowley

Jamie Crowley Project Manager James (Jamie) Crowley is a Jackson, Michigan native with over 25 years of experience in both small, privately owned, entrepreneurial businesses as well as large multi-national firms.  His expertise is in new product development, market diversification and capital equipment sales. During his automotive career he has captured

Sarah Crane

Sarah Crane Project Manager Sarah Crane serves as research manager at the Economic Growth Institute.  She is currently pursuing her doctorate in International Development with a focus on economics and has her masters in International Relations.  Previously she has managed state and federal grants for local farming initiatives and also

Tracy Ross

Tracy Ross Project Coordinator Tracy Ross is the Project Coordinator for the DMAP Team.  Tracy has several years of experience in administrative assistance and customer service.  Tracy graduated from Wayne County Community College with dual Associates Degrees in Arts and Science with a CIS minor. Tracy works with the DMAP

Ashlee Breitner

Ashlee Breitner Project Manager As a Senior Project Manager, Ashlee engages with companies in Michigan that supply the Department of Defense(DoD) to support them in stabilizing, growing and diversifying their businesses.  She develops an understanding of the company’s business in the current state and works with them to identify and

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.

$8M Defense Department grant aims to address downsizing

Michigan, Ohio and Indiana have lost more than 6,800 defense supply-chain positions in recent years—cuts spurred largely by the ending of two foreign wars and the current federal fiscal environment. Based on a successful pilot project, the U.S. Department of Defense’s Office of Economic Adjustment has awarded $8 million to U-M’s Institute for Research on Labor, Employment and the Economy to assist communities and companies in the three states that have been impacted by these job losses.