Mich. group courts homeland security industry to create jobs
By Sharon Silke Carty
DETROIT — In another move Michigan is making to diversify its struggling economy, a former state politician has launched a non-profit group aimed at attracting homeland security businesses.
The state has a storied history in supplying defense needs in times of national peril: During World War II, car manufacturers stopped making cars and built tanks and bombers. The famous Rosie the Riveter poster proclaiming "We Can Do It!" was modeled after a woman working at a plant in Ypsilanti.