Zorn participates in inaugural meeting of new aerospace and defense caucus

Zorn participates in inaugural meeting of new aerospace and defense caucus

LANSING, Mich. — Sen. Dale Zorn on Tuesday participated in the first meeting of the new Michigan Legislative Aerospace and Defense Caucus in Lansing.

“The aerospace and defense industries offer tremendous opportunities for growth in our region and throughout the state,” said Zorn, R-Ida. “As a member of the MiSTEM Advisory Council, I want to make sure that Michigan students are prepared to succeed in these types of cutting-edge, in-demand careers. I look forward to working with this bipartisan caucus to help expand new investments and jobs in these exciting fields in our state.”

The caucus is co-chaired by Sen. Michael MacDonald, R-Macomb Township, and Rep. Joe Tate, D-Detroit. Its inaugural meeting included a presentation on the Michigan Launch Initiative (MLI) by IQM Research Institute President and retired U.S. Air Force Brig. Gen. Michael Dudzik.

The MLI is a proposed public-private nonprofit entity that would provide a collaborative platform for academia, industry and governmental agencies to provide low Earth orbit and hypersonic launch technology for commercial and defense applications.

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