Michigan business, it seems, has many advantages when it comes to providing innovation to the field of Homeland Security. The state ranks sixth nationally for the number of patents issued and second in overall research and development spending. It boasts the largest number of loaded truck and rail container crossings in the country. Water crossings generate over $150 billion in international trade through three ports of entry. Yet the state ranks 31st in the total value of contracts issued from the Department of Homeland Security.
Those factors, and several others, have the non-profit organization Michigan Security Network motivated to take advantage of this $60 billion market. They have organized the Northern Border Security Conference to bring government, industry and technology leaders together to share ideas about better securing our borders.
The conference runs on July 27 and 28 at The Hyatt Regency in Dearborn. For details, please contact 888.763.3111 or register online at http://www.michigansecuritynetwork.com/conferences.html