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Thursday, May 22, 2014

Successful government contracting consulting firm to bring defense programming to Macomb County

  Sterling Heights, Mich. -The Macomb-OU INCubator has partnered with Logistic Specialties Inc (LSI) and the Michigan Defense Center for series of talks to instruct small businesses on the ins and outs of government contracting in Southeast Michigan. The partners' alignment of goals is aided by their common location on-site at the Velocity Center in Sterling Heights.

"LSI is excited to partner with Mac-OU INC and the Michigan Defense Center," said Sean Slatter, LSI President & CEO. "We are all committed to creating new jobs in Michigan. This training series is one element of our overall strategy."

Kicking off the series is "Doing Business with the Department of Defense," scheduled for Tuesday, June 17. The series continues the same week with "Winning Federal Contracts as a Small Business" on Thursday, June 19. Those interested in attending are asked to register in advance by visiting and Workshop topics for 2014 also include teaming with prime contractors, proposal management and writing winning proposals.

This defense contracting series is free and open to the public. Sessions will be held at the Velocity Center at 6633 Eighteen Mile Road in Sterling Heights, 9 – 11 a.m. For more information, contact Joan Carleton at (586) 884-9324 or

LSI is a nationwide government-contract consulting firm specializing in positioning companies to win new business with the government at the federal, state and local level.  By focusing on improving clients' government business-development processes, LSI creates a customized approach to support each client in increasing win rates and decreasing business-development costs.

Boasting an 85 percent win rate for clients, LSI provides strategy and marketing intelligence, capture management, proposal development and support for program execution. Last year, LSI assisted its clients in winning more than $200 billion in new business with an estimated 1.5 million new jobs created in the United States.

LSI is a world leader in consulting services. LSI's clientele includes some of the world's best organizations including: Lockheed Martin, Boeing, Raytheon, General Dynamics, L-3 and Northrop Grumman. Additional information is available at

The Michigan Defense Center was created in 2006 by the Michigan Economic Development Corporation to provide resources and guidance to Michigan-based businesses to secure defense contracting opportunities to create jobs and increase Michigan's share of defense business. Additional information is available at

About MACOMB OU-INCubator

The Macomb-Oakland University INCubator supports economic development in Southeast Michigan by accelerating high-tech businesses, cultivating academic innovation and encouraging research & development. To help small businesses grow, the incubator creates customized success strategies for startup and emerging companies in the niche industries of defense, homeland security, advanced manufacturing and technology. For more information, visit the incubator website at

This project is supported by Grant CASE-33867 of the 21st Century Jobs Trust Fund received through the Michigan Strategic Fund from the State of Michigan. The Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) is the state's marketing arm and lead advocate for business development, talent and jobs, tourism, film, and digital media incentives, arts and cultural grants, and overall economic growth. The MEDC offers a number of business assistance services and capital programs for business attraction and acceleration, entrepreneurship, strategic partnerships, talent enhancement, and urban and community development. For more information, visit

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