Approximately 65% of all the defense work produced by the State of Michigan is done in Sterling Heights and the surrounding Macomb area. With over 6,000 defense contractors and 404 defense establishments in the county, the region has produced over $26 billion of defense contracts between 2000 and 2010. Major defense employers located in the area include: General Dynamics Land Systems, BAE Systems Land & Armaments Inc, Chardam Gear Co Inc., D-M Fabrication Inc., KUKA Robotics Corporation, Macomb Group Inc/MI, MAG las LLC, Miba HydroMechanica Corp., MB Aerospace Holdings Ltd., Rave Computer Association Inc., Shuert Industries Inc., Ultimate Hydroforming Inc., In addition, Sterling Heights is in close proximity to the U.S. Army Tank-automotive and Armaments Command (TACOM) and the U.S. Army Tank Automotive Research Development and Engineering Center (TARDEC), which are both located in the adjacent city of Warren.

Sterling Heights Defense Corridor

BAE Systems
General Dynamics Land Systems